Revamped station opened

Michael Portillo has officially opened the refurbished train station in King's Lynn today.

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Michael Portillo officially opens King's Lynn station refurbishment

King's Lynn station is known as the Royal Station because it's used by the Queen on her way to Sandringham, but platform 1 has welcomed another famous face this week.

Cabinet Minister turned train enthusiast and TV presenter Michael Portillo was the guest of honour as a £1million refurbishment was officially opened.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Rob Halden-Pratt

Portillo to open King's Lynn station following revamp

Michael Portillo will officially open the refurbished train station in King's Lynn today.

The 168-year-old, grade 2 listed building, often hosts royal passengers including the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

Michael Portillo Credit: PA Images

The station has been taken back in time with a 1950's design, featuring vintage-style lanterns, signs and benches inspired by nearby Wolferton station.

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