WHITEHAVEN Railway Station has undergone a host of improvements says Northern rail.

Increased car parking spaces including two additional 'accessible bays' have been added, together with safer walking routes and a pedestrian crossing.

Train operator Northern has also installed a new waiting shelter while another has been modified to give more protection from the weather.

The improvements comes as part of the company's wider programme of transformation across the network.

The ‘A Better Way to Go,’ campaign highlights the work done to improve stations for passengers.

Chris Jackson, Northern's regional director, said: “I am confident that these enhanced facilities will be welcomed by our customers.

"We are really pleased to see that the upgrade has been completed to such a high standard.

“We're working hard to make sure our stations are safe, accessible and welcoming places for passengers.

"Our campaign demonstrates the hard work that's taken place as we continue to transform rail travel in the north.

"I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved.”

The campaign is also looking at improvements such as, flexi ticketing - with installation of new validating machines to provide a "tap in, tap out smartcard solution", measures for mobility scooter access in stations, the roll-out of more bodycam units for station staff, improved CCTV, car park refurbishments and platform extensions.

To find out more about the improvements at the station and on the wider network go online to Northern's website at: www.northernrailway.co.uk/better