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

The prestigious Railway Heritage Trust Conservation Award, which was initially announced at a ceremony held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London in early December, was given to the station following work carried out by Network Rail to strengthen and refurbish the footbridge, re-glaze and refurbish the station canopies and to repaint the station and adjacent signal box in the original London North Eastern Railway colours of green and cream. The project has also seen lighting on the station canopies and footbridge replaced.

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.
On Friday, 12 July, MP John Mann, alongside representatives from the rail industry unveiled a plaque at the station celebrating the prestigious award.
John Mann, MP for Bassetlaw, 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.
Andy Savage, Executive Director of the Railway Heritage Trust said ‘We were very pleased to sponsor the restoration of the station, and delighted that the NRHA adjudicators chose it as the best of our projects in 2018.’
Theo Steel, National Railway Heritage Awards Trustee said ‘This project shows the best in conservation management: I am particularly pleased with the choice of the ex LNER colour scheme.’

Local MP unveils Worksop plaque
The plaque at Worksop station following its unveiling with, left to right, Tim Brunt, Network Rail, Andy savage, Director of the Railway Heritage Trust, John Mann MP, Theo Steel, Trustee from the National Railway Heritage Awards, and Dean Howard, from Northern.
The station at Worksop with restored platform canopies
The station at Worksop with restored platform canopies.
The award also covered the restoration of Worksop East signalbox, a McKenzie & Holland structure built originally for the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway in 1880
The award also covered the restoration of Worksop East signalbox, a McKenzie & Holland structure built originally for the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway in 1880.