Harborough rail users
Improving the quality of Market Harborough's rail service
Network Rail and EMT consultation event on Market Harborough station and track realignment scheme, 12th November 2016
Network Rail (NR) and East Midlands Trains (EMT) held a public consultation exhibition at Market Harborough market hall on Saturday 12th November, showing their draft proposals for the linespeed improvement scheme through the town and the associated modifications to the station. This was a follow-up event to one held on 27th February 2016 and took account of comments made at that time. One of the main things was a strong local desire to retain the existing main building at the station; this is now intended. The station is to be provided with new full-length straight platforms linked by a new footbridge with lifts. A new car park and road access are to be provided on the east side of the line. Overall, the scheme will be a great improvement on the existing arrangements. However, some decisions remain to be made including the exact design of the footbridge (e.g. whether it will have a roof) and other aspects of access and facilities. There is also no provision for canopies or staff accommodation on the platforms.
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