Invitation to public information event – Grindleford platform extensions
Network Rail, Northern, and TransPennine Express are extending more than 100 platforms at over 70 stations across the North of England to allow for longer trains with more seats.
Platforms are being extended along the Hope Valley line. This will involve construction activity at Grindleford station. The work is being delivered as part of the Great North Rail Project.
Before the work starts on 5 October 2019, we would like to invite you to see us at a public information event. The date, time and location is:
16:00 – 19:00 Thursday 26 September 2019
The Sir William Hotel, Grindleford, Hope Valley S32 2HS
It has come to our attention that there was an issue with the distribution of a postcard we recently sent to all residents living within 205 metres of the station and compound. This resulted in not all residents receiving a copy. We are very sorry about this and working to fix the problem so it doesn’t happen again. In the mean time, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have at the event next week
Work to lengthen platforms at Grindleford station will take place: Saturday 5 October 2019 – Monday 10 February 2020.
During these dates we will be working overnight: 22:00 – 06:00 Saturday to Thursday (into Friday morning)
We will also be working during the day: 08:00 – 17:00 Saturday – Thursday
The work will involve the use of excavators, wagons, specialised road to rail vehicles, lights and hand tools. We will be using an area of land at Grindleford station to situate temporary welfare facilities for our staff and to store materials needed for the platform lengthening work. We began to utilise this compound on 9 September 2019.
To extend the platform, our contractors, Buckingham Group, will first begin to excavate the site and remove vegetation from the area they will be working in. Then they will install the new bespoke structure of the platforms. There will be work to create a drainage system and a trough for the electrical cables. New copers and tactile paving will be installed where required, and the new platform will be resurfaced.
Staff working on site will be considerate of the local community. We understand that working by your property overnight is not ideal, but we are legally obliged to work on the railway at times that cause least disruption to trains. Some of the work we need to do can only be done when there is an agreed closure of the line, which mostly happens overnight.
I hope you see you at the event next week, however if you are unable to attend but still have any questions or concerns, please call our 24-hr helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or to find out more information visit our website at www.networkrail.co.uk/GNRP.