AERIAL footage shot by a drone has been used to give a sneak peek at progress on refurbishing Rotherham Interchange.
The flyover film — which includes clips captured from far above the car park roof — has been released by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive as a progress report three months into the revamp.
The £12 million renovation of the transport hub, which was badly damaged in an arson attack two years ago, will include new facilities throughout and a new look for the multi-storey car park.
Tim Taylor, director of customer service at SYPTE, said: “As captured in our drone footage, work is progressing well at Rotherham Interchange.
“In the Interchange itself, the old seating, lighting and other fixtures and fittings have been stripped out including all of the glazing, automatic doors, internal cladding and electrics.
“The disused toilet block on Platform C has been demolished to create what will be a more open and inviting area.
“External cladding on the car park has been removed ready for replacement, with the car park also due to be resurfaced and relined to take into account larger, modern vehicles.
“Electric vehicle charging points and improved pedestrian routes will be introduced, too.
“Solar panels will also be installed on the car park, which will provide a low maintenance, renewable energy source for the site, reducing the operational costs for SYPTE.”
Buses are running from Forge Island and Corporation Street while the refurbishment, which is due to be completed early next year, takes place.
Other refurbishment works on the interchange include improved lighting, glazing, automatic doors, seating and Passenger Information Displays, new flooring and an improved CCTV system and new public Wi-Fi.
While the works take place, the café, shops in the mall and customer toilets will remain open.
A cash and card ticket machine is available at Rotherham Interchange, and customers can also use a ticket machine at Forge Island.
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