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Nottingham station reopens, full report

by Michael Sibert

Commuters have used Nottingham Train Station for the first time since it re-opened to the public. The station and surrounding lines have been closed for 37 days for track and re-signalling work at a cost of more than £100 million.

There were still some cancelled services today though - a de-railed freight train between Nottingham and Newark means that service has been suspended for the next five days.

First real test of Nottingham station runs smoothly

The first real test of Nottingham station ran smoothly this morning as commuters arrived in the city via train for the first time in nearly six weeks.

Most of the work in this second phase of redevelopment has gone on behind the scenes replacing track and signals that were over 40 years old.

Commuters on the new Nottingham Station platform this morning Credit: ITV News Central

For passengers using the station the two main changes they will notice are the brand new Platform 4 and the new canopy on Platform 7, which allows London trains to exit the station in both directions.

The project aims to improve the flexibility of the station, which it is hoped will have a positive impact on service reliability.

Redevelopment will continue at Nottingham station until Spring 2014. Credit: ITV News Central

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Rail service between Skegness and Nottingham gets back to normal

Rail services linking Skegness with Nottingham have started getting back to normal.

Nottingham station has undergone a £100 million revamp, with buses replacing trains over the last month. It re-opened yesterday but today officials will see how staff and commuters cope with the changes as people return to work following the Bank Holiday.

Network Rail area manager Justin Page says they've have thousands of people working on the project.

Test for Nottingham train station

The station reopened yesterday Credit: Neil Squires/Press Association Images

Nottingham's newly revamped station gets its first real test today after being closed for five weeks.

The station has undergone a 100 million-pound revamp.

It re-opened yesterday but today officials will see how staff and commuters cope with the changes as people return to work following the Bank Holiday.

Nottingham Station back open

Passengers can use Nottingham train station again from today after it was closed for five weeks for re-signalling work.

East Midlands Trains said the work was part of a £100million project to create a new platform at Nottingham Station, put 143 new signals in place, install six miles of new track renew level crossing and replace footbridges.

Nottingham Station is back open from today Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Archive

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Nottingham Station reopens

Nottingham Station is back open from today Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA

Nottingham Station reopens today after being closed for five weeks for re-signalling works.

East Midlands Trains are offering hundreds of thousands of £10 tickets to London to mark the opening of the station.

It brings to an end weeks of inconvenience for rail passengers from across the East Midlands who regularly used Nottingham station. Many have been forced to use replacement bus services.

Aerial view of Birmingham's HS2 Stop

Aerial view of how the HS2 station in Birmingham will look Credit: HS2 Limited

The group responsible for bringing High Speed Rail to the Midlands have released this aerial picture of how the station on Curzon Street, Birmingham will look.

High Speed 2 will link London to Birmingham (phase 1) in under an hour and will be completed by 2026.

Phase two, between Birmingham and Manchester and Leeds, which runs through the East Midlands will be open in 2033.

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