Work to improve Darwen railway station is now underway.

I am pleased to see that the work to improve Darwen Railway Station has now started. We have been campaigning for a long time to get it improved, particularly to have better train information and facilities for passengers.

The six week contract will see fencing repaired and repainted, new shelters for passengers, a new CCTV system, new signs, a customer information system including a public announcement system and ticket machines. It should be completed by the end of March, weather permitting.

And there’s good news for local residents as planned night working on the platforms has been cut from eight nights to just four.

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