On Tuesday 5 April 2022 the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Graham Warke, officially unveiled the plaque awarded to Translink at the 2021 National Railway Heritage Awards for work undertaken on the North West Multimodal Transport Hub.
At the award ceremony held in Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London in early December 2021, the work completed in restoring the 19th century station and converting it as part of the North West Multimodal Transport Hub was recognised with it receiving the Great Anglia Award as the best entry in that year’s competition.
As the citation for the award noted: ‘This project is the culmination of a £27.5 million development scheme to reopen the original LMS/NCC station. The excellent workmanship and attention to detail are evident in the completed structure. The result is a superb building that once again restores to the city a station worthy of its location.’
The mayor, Councillor Graham Warke, with Andy Savage, chairman of the National Railway Heritage Awards, following the official unveiling of the plaque on 5 April 2022.
The restored Waterside station now transformed into the North West Modal Transport Hub: a worthy winner of the Greater Anglia Award as the best entry in that year’s competition in the 2021 National Railway Heritage Awards.