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Temporary waiting room LNER Peterborough train station. Temporary structures and seating provided by GL events UK

When LNER needed temporary station facilities over a busy bank holiday weekend, GL events UK were enlisted to help. 


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With a planned short term closure of London Kings Cross Station over the August Bank Holiday, LNER needed to increase the capacity at Peterborough Station, which would serve as a hub for customers diverted onto buses for the rest of their journey into the capital. 

A first-class solution

Our solution included a temporary customer lounge and covered rail replacement queuing system. We also installed a temporary first-class customer lounge in the station’s short-stay car park. This smart, 12 x 30m facility featured a curved Eclipse roof, and was linked to an additional 10 x 10m temporary structure, enabling LNER to make the most of space available upon this irregularly shaped site.

Elsewhere, a temporary queuing canopy was situated outside the station’s Waitrose outlet. This covered walkway was 3m wide and spanned 50m, linking to a 12 x 15m sheltered facility for service-users accessing replacement bus services.

LNER Peterborough train station. Covered walkways provided by GL events UK

A flexible approach

Customers benefitted from a smartly finished lounge complete with carpets, furniture, lighting, toilets, temperature control and temporary power all supplied by GL events.

By taking a flexible approach, our project mangers were able to deliver a carefully planned solution that responded to the challenges of operating around high volume pedestrian and traffic movement; with swift build and dismantle operations that enabled continuity for both client and LNER’s service users alike.

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