With the summer rush not far away, Newquay station presents a smarter face to visitors thanks to investment from Network Rail.
In a £450,000 project, the former station canopies have been completely replaced with a light and airy modern structure, covering the café and travel centre and providing shelter in the previously-uncovered centre of the concourse.
Network Rail contractors Murphy’s have also replaced the cracked and worn paving slabs on the concourse with fresh tarmac and installed new lighting.
Network Rail route managing director Patrick Hallgate said: “Newquay is a classic holiday destination and more and more people are choosing to get there by train. This work will not only give those visitors a fine first impression of the town but also improve the journeys of people who use the railways of Cornwall day-in day-out.”
A further £200,000 has been spent relaying the surface of the long platform, complete with tactile paving, ready to welcome the thousands of passengers who travel to Newquay from across the country every year.
Newquay station was used by more than 100,000 passengers last year – up from 40,000 just 10 years ago.