Station is on the right track

Paul Spencer, Northern Rail; Councillor Jean Wharmby, Cabinet Support Member for Highways and Transport, George Wharmby, Chairman of Derbyshire County Council
Paul Spencer, Northern Rail; Councillor Jean Wharmby, Cabinet Support Member for Highways and Transport, George Wharmby, Chairman of Derbyshire County Council

PASSENGERS using a High Peak railway station are benefiting from newly-refurbished waiting facilities provided by Derbyshire County Council and other rail organisations.

The shelter at Chinley railway station was in a state of disrepair and offered rail passengers little protection from bad weather. The structure has been rebuilt using the original frame and windows and now offers passengers real shelter from the elements.

The £15,000 renovation funded by Derbyshire County Council and the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership was carried out by Northern Rail.

County Council Cabinet Support Member for Highways and Transport, Councillor Jean Wharmby said: “The new waiting area is a huge improvement on the previous facilities.

“The project is a great example of organisations working well together to provide better facilities for local people.”