£1.8m EU Grant Improves Derby Station

June 19, 2016 2:26 PM

Compared to 10 years ago, Derby Railway Station is a brighter, more welcoming place to arrive in Derby - with help from the European Union to make this possible.

Bill Newton-Dunn, Lucy Care and George Smid at Derby Station

Lib Dem former MEP for the East Midlands, Bill Newton Dunn, inspects the new EU funded bicycle parking outside Derby station, provided as part of the improvement scheme

Derby received over £1.8m of EU funding to help refurbish the railway station area, including the bus interchange and secure cycle parking.

Other public areas in Derby have also benefited from EU funding, including parts of Normanton and Darley Abbey.

Cllr Lucy Care said "Our busy station used to be dark and unwelcoming for everyone who used it. Now we've got a station that's so much better for us all to use."