Sadness expressed as people learn of closure of Chesterfield station newsagents

People have told of their sadness at the closure of the newsagents at Chesterfield railway station.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 1:41 pm

I went to the station for the first time in a while on Friday night and was sorry to see Platform One News had closed.

I posted about it on my Twitter page and a number of people replied to express their sadness at the news.

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A sad sight.

One woman said: “Sad to see this, always popped in when I was coming back up.”

“Very sad, it was a very useful service,” said a man.

“We used it a lot on our travels down to London.”

Another added: “Awful news. Hope the numbers stack up in six months’ time and another taker comes along.”

A sign in the window of the empty unit states ‘to let, new opportunity’.

Businesses based at railway stations, along with train operators, have been hit hard by the pandemic.

Thank you to staff at Platform One News for their service over all these years.

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