WORK TO extend platform 1 at Durham station by 40 metres was due to be completed following three 24-hour closures during January. The work is necessary to accommodate the new Hitachi-built Azuma trains that Virgin Trains East Coast will introduce on the East Coast main line from 2018. During the work, the line through the station was due to be closed to trains between midday on Saturday and midday on Sunday for each of the first three weekends in January.