Public views sought on plans for Rotherham Interchange

Published Friday, 19th May 2017
Public transport
A bus in Rotherham

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is seeking customer views on proposals to improve Rotherham Interchange, following extensive damage caused by a vehicle fire in May last year.

Essential remedial work at Rotherham Interchange has included repairs to platform A, the windows, public toilets, offices and electrical cables affecting the lighting, customer information systems, automatic doors, and the passenger lift. 
 
SYPTE is now inviting customer comments on proposed improvements as part of the wider refurbishment work at drop-in sessions at Rotherham Interchange on: 

  • Monday 22 May – 9am – 12pm
  • Tuesday 23 May – 11am – 2pm
  • Wednesday 24 May – 11am – 5pm
  • Thursday 25 May – 3pm – 6pm
  • Friday 26 May – 11am – 4pm 

The improvement plans could see changes made to the walls, ceiling, floor tiles, seating and information services, to improve customer experience.
 
Despite the extent of damage, the interchange was re-opened within one week of the fire.
 
To date, hundreds of metres of electrical cables that were destroyed have been removed and replaced with new cabling and cable trays in order to feed power to the Interchange.  
 
The LED lighting to stands A1 to A4 and B1 to B5 has been reinstated and the temporary festoon lighting removed from these areas.  Down lighters by the Customer Service desk and near the crossing to the Mall will be installed shortly.
 
The two passenger lifts and all of the automatic doors are now fully operational. 
 
Scaffolding remains erected around Stand A6, supporting the damaged part of the interchange structure.
 
Members of the public will be kept informed as work progresses. 
 
SYPTE Executive Director, Stephen Edwards, said: “We would like to thank our customers for their patience whilst the ongoing repair works are being carried out at Rotherham Interchange. The project team continue to work hard behind the scenes to maintain the operation of the Interchange whilst keeping customer disruption to a minimum. 

“We are keen for as many customers as possible to speak to our representatives at the Interchange on the drop-in dates, and have their say on our refurbishment plans as they progress, to make sure improvements we make best meet passenger needs.”

For further information go to the Travel South Yorkshire website.

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