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Liverpool Lime Street named as major station of the year

Liverpool Lime Street has been named as major station of the year at the 2019 National Rail Awards.

The Network Rail managed transport hub beat London Bridge, Kings Cross, Glasgow Central, Manchester Piccadilly and York to the top spot.

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The award comes after last year’s completion of a major £140m overhaulof the historic grade-II listed station.

The two-year transformation, carried out as part of the Great North Rail Project, has seen upgrades to track, platforms and signalling to enable more frequent, reliable and longer trains.

Paul Spiers, station manager at Liverpool Lime Street, said:

It feels amazing for my team to be recognised for all the hard work they’ve done at Lime Street. In the last few years the station has been transformed for passengers by a £140m Great North Rail Project investment.

– Paul Spiers, station manager at Liverpool Lime Street

Tim Shoveller, managing director of the North West & Central region, said:

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Liverpool Lime Street’s multi-million-pound transformation was a huge team effort by the entire rail industry between 2016 and 2018.

The fact this has now been recognised by this prestigious award is testament to that hard work and we’re proud to accept it on behalf of every contractor, stakeholder and organisation who helped us achieve this success.

– Tim Shoveller, managing director of the North West & Central region

The annual awards was hosted by Rail Magazine at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, last night (September 19).