Sheffield station work complete with new flooring and new doors from East Midlands Railway

The East Midlands Railway has announced plans to install new tiles in the concourse of Sheffield station so that passengers can resume in time if lockdown restrictions are relaxed.

The tiles have been laid in the last few months and have a special membrane to protect against ground movement as well as some shock absorption benefits.

This reduces the risk of the tiles cracking or peeling off and has non-slip properties.

After completing the ground work, the train operator worked with Network Rail to install new doors on the front and side of the station. These are wider and allow easier access to the taxi rank and the bicycle hub.

New gates and tiles at Sheffield Railway Station

Photo credit: East Midlands Railway

Rachel Sprigg, Area Manager for Sheffield, EMR said, “The restoration of the floor tiles in the hall has significantly improved the appearance and overall appearance of the station.

“We hope that in the near future, when we welcome passengers back to Sheffield, we will love the new, brighter, modern entrance to the station.”

New gates and tiles at Sheffield Railway Station

Photo credit: East Midlands Railway

Tim Taylor, Director of Customer Service for the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive added: “We welcome EMR’s investment in improving the environment for passengers using Sheffield Railway Station. When people return to trains, trams and buses in the months ahead, our priority is to make sure everyone can continue to travel safely.

“We are working hard with partners across South Yorkshire to restore confidence in our public transport network, keep the region moving and help people get to where they need to be.”

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