East Midlands Railway unveils new brighter, slip reducing floor at Sheffield station

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

  • Modern, tile flooring brightens up Sheffield concourse
  • Ready to welcome passengers back when social restrictions are eased
  • Investment into new tiles that significantly reduce the risk of slip, trip and fall incidents
  • Bi-fold doors installed to enable easier access in and out of the station

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has installed new tiling on the concourse at Sheffield Station, ready to welcome rail passengers back when the lockdown restrictions in England are eased.

The new tiles, which were fitted in the last few months, have a special membrane which provides a level of protection against floor movement, and some shock absorption benefits for heavy impact. This will reduce the risk of tiles getting cracked, chipped or coming loose in the future. They also have slip resistant qualities, perfect to help keep people safe when the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Once the work to install the new floor was complete, EMR also worked with Network Rail to install bi-fold doors at the front and side of the station. These new doors are wider and enable easier access in and out of the station to the taxi rank, cycle hub and Sheffield town centre.

Rachel Sprigg, Area Manager, Sheffield, EMR said: “The restoration of the floor tiles on the concourse has greatly improved the appearance and overall look and feel to the station.

“We hope in the near future, when we welcome back passengers to Sheffield, that they will love the new brighter, modern entrance to the station.”

Tim Taylor, Director of Customer Services for South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, added: “We welcome EMR’s investment in improving the environment for passengers using Sheffield station. As people return to trains, trams and buses over the coming months, our priority is to ensure everyone can continue to travel safely.

“We are working hard with partners across South Yorkshire to rebuild confidence in our public transport network, to keep the region moving and help people get to the places they need to be.”