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15.07.19

Worksop station wins award after £1.1m restoration

Worksop railway station has won a National Railway Heritage Award following a £1.1million investment to restore and preserve parts of the station.

The Railway Heritage Trust Conservation Award was given to the station following work carried out by Network Rail to refurbish the footbridge and repaint the station in the original London North Eastern Railway colours of green and cream.

The project received a £100,000 grant from the Railway Heritage Trust, with the remaining funding coming from Network Rail. The project will improve passenger experience at the station.

Last week John Mann, MP for Bassetlaw, alongside representatives from the rail industry, unveiled a plaque at the station celebrating the prestigious award.

Mr Mann said: “I am delighted that the work undertaken at Worksop station has been recognised by the National Railway Heritage Awards as a fantastic example of railway heritage preservation.

“The completed work has refreshed and reinvigorated the experience for passengers using the station and will continue to provide a great gateway to our town for years to come.”

Tim Brunt, senior asset engineer for Network Rail, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that this vital project at Worksop station has won the prestigious Railway Heritage Trust Conservation Award.

“This project will really improve passenger experience at the station and will preserve important railway history for years to come.”

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