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As part of the Great North Rail Project, we’re extending over 100 platforms at more than 70 stations in the north of England.

Throughout 2018, 2019 and 2020 Network Rail in partnership with TransPennine Express and Northern Rail are extending platforms across the north to make way for longer trains with more seats.

Platform extensions map

Download a PDF version of the platform extensions map (2 MB)

Delivery of Platform Extensions

Seats in carriage graphic

What you can expect when we are working in your community

Will there be work overnight?

Yes. We work at times that cause the least disruption to passengers, usually overnight and at weekends.

Is the work likely to be noisy?

Yes. Due to the nature of the work, people near the railway are likely to experience some disruption.
Before any noisy overnight work, we endeavour to write to those neighbours living in close proximity.

How long will the work take?

Depending on the location, work is expected to last between two and five months. As we confirm the programme for each site, we will let passengers and the community know when work will begin, and what activity will be happening in and around the station.

Will there be any impact on passengers?

Wherever possible, we will work at times when trains do not run. However, a limited number of weekend closures may be required. These will be advertised at the station and by the train operators. Please check before you travel.

Contact us

For any comments or questions regarding the North of England Platform Extension Programme, please contact our 24-hr Network Rail national helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit our contact us page.

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