A RAILWAY station is set to undergo a three-month transformation as authorities extend the platforms.

Hall I’ th’ Wood station will be one of 70 across the North of England to be prepared for the introduction of new, longer trains made up of more carriages.

Both platforms 1 and 2 will be extended as part of the work.

Work on the project will take place overnight while no services are running, beginning today and running until January 17, 2020.

However, people living near to the station have been warned of noise disruption and there are also expected to be some weekend cancellations.

Mark Ashton, sponsor for Network Rail, said: “We are extending the length of Hall-I’-th’-Wood station’s platforms as part of the Great North Rail Project to allow longer trains to call at the station.

"We'd like to thank local residents and passengers for their patience whilst this work is carried out and apologise for any inconvenience caused."

The work comes as part of Network Rail's Great North Rail Project, which looks to prepare the infrastructure in the region for the introduction of longer trains as part of Northern's new fleet.

Other stations on the line are also set to be extended, with work already underway at Darwen and the scheme set to reach Entwistle later this year.

In addition, Daisy Hill station has already been completed and Atherton is also on the list.

Anyone with a complaint about the programme should contact the 24-hour Network Rail national helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit: www.networkrail.co.uk/communities/contact-us/.