Transport improvement scheme completed around Derby Railway Station

Transport improvements around Derby Railway station are now complete, providing improved access for all road users and pedestrians from the station to the city centre.

Works had been ongoing on Railway Terrace and Midland Road since July 2023. This completion is the latest in a growing number of schemes to improve transport options for citizens and visitors.

Reducing pollution and congestion in the city is at the heart of this scheme, and it will now be easier than ever to chose active travel options, such as walking and cycling, to move between the station and the city centre.

Pedestrians will benefit from wider footways and new crossings, while cyclists can make use of improved access from the station to National Cycle Route 6. They will also have more route options to get too the city centre via Castleward, Siddals Road or Bass’s Recreation Ground.

Together these upgrades will help improve traffic flow to and from the station, reducing congestion and improving air quality in the area.

Councillor Carmel Swan, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainability, said: “I’m delighted to see another travel improvement scheme completed in Derby. As we continue to experience the effects of climate change, it’s vital that we continue to deliver infrastructure that will allow us as a city to reduce our impact.

“There is still much more to come in terms of delivering better transport options for Derby. Residents and visitors will already know there are other improvement schemes underway around the city, including Victoria, Albert Street and Corporation Street.

“Schemes like these are key to us delivering an effective sustainable transport network for Derby that is fit for a future that will continue to be dominated by climate change. I am looking forward to developing additional transport options, such as vital bus services, to enable us to create future sustainable travel options.”

These works are part of Nottingham and Derby’s Transforming Cities programme, funded by the Department of Transport and delivered by Eurovia on behalf of Derby City Council.

A spokesperson for Eurovia said: “The Railway scheme has been a great project to be involved in. From the outset, Eurovia have shared the councils vision to help improve the accessibility and safety for all those in and around the city whilst aiming to reduce pollution.

“It’s nice to see the project completed and we are already seeing the space being well used. We believe this project coupled with the others around the city will have a positive impact on the ergonomics of the area in general, making it not only a more pleasant area to live in but also attract more visitors which we hope will benefit local businesses. It has been a pleasure to be part of modernising the railway area whilst maintaining its natural heritage and character.”

Working in partnership, Nottingham City and Derby City Councils secured £161 million from the Department for Transport to invest in local transport infrastructure that will improve sustainable transport, support growth, and encourage more low carbon journeys.


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