A second unveiling ceremony was held on Friday 12 July when Will Tanner, Director of Public Relations & Public Affairs UK & Middle East for Bombardier Transportation, unveiled on behalf of the sponsors the plaque awarded to Galliford Try for the massive project completed in November 2017 that saw the surviving sections of the overall roof at Carlisle station restored.
Dating originally to the late 19th century, the overall roof at Carlisle was much reduced in the late 1950s and, by the early years of this decade, the surviving sections were showing evidence of failure. Work started on the complex restoration work – which included the construction of a platform above the 25kV catenary to enable work to be undertaken without disruption to services – January 2016 and the £11 million project was completed to budget and on time.
The success of the project was reflected when it was given the Bombardier Crossrail Urban Heritage Award in the 2018 National Railway Heritage Awards, announced at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London in December 2018.

Carlisle unveiling

The plaque marking the successful restoration of the overall roof at Carlisle station following its unveiling on Friday 12 July with, from left to right, Adam Checkley, Senior Route Asset Manager for Network Rail, John Ellis, Chairman of the National Railway Heritage Awards, and Will Tanner, Director of Public Relations & Public Affairs UK & Middle East for Bombardier Transportation.
Work on Carlisle roof rewarded
A general view of the restored station roof at Carlisle viewed from the north.