GL events UK supported London North Eastern Railway (LNER) with temporary station facilities that ensured continuity of service during short-term closure of London King’s Cross Station.
LNER provides long-distance inter-city services from Scotland and North East England to King’s Cross via the East Coast Main Line. The company contacted GL events to hire temporary structures that would assist in managing the movement of passengers across the busy August Bank Holiday weekend.
Peterborough Train Station was key to LNER’s operations during this period. The station would experience a surge in customers, who would be diverted onto busses to complete their journeys to and from the capital.
GL events’ solution included a temporary customer lounge and covered rail replacement queuing system. We installed a temporary first-class customer lounge upon 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.
Customers taking advantage of this facility benefitted from a smartly finished lounge complete with carpets, furniture, lighting, toilets, temperature control and temporary power all supplied by GL events.
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 facility sheltered service-users accessing replacement bus services.
The success of this partnership can be attributed to GL events’ flexible complete temporary infrastructure offering, as well as our dedicated project management. The carefully planned solution 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.