New benches installed in Scunthorpe train station as part of £75,000 investment

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 20 Apr 2017

New benches – said to be the ultimate in comfort – have been installed on Scunthorpe railway station as part of £75,000-plus investment by Transpennine Express.

The benches have been ergonomically designed by the UK firm of Zoeftig to enhance the experience of passengers while waiting for trains.

The installers from NG Bailey facilities in Leeds avd also replaced old seating at five other stations managed by Transpennine.

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Brand new bench seating has been installed for customers on the platforms of six of TransPennine Express's (TPE's) railway stations.

More than £75,000 has been invested in 45 benches replacing the old seating at Brough, Dewsbury, Malton, Scunthorpe, Stalybridge and Thornaby.

Graham Meiklejohn, the regional development manager for TransPennine Express. said: "Our stations are the gateways to travel in the North and it's important that we keep on improving and enhancing these. I hope that customers are pleased with the new seating which provides a comfortable place to wait for the train."

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