LNER Receives Railway Heritage Award For Berwick Station

05/05/21 LNER Receives Railway Heritage Award For Berwick Station

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has proudly unveiled a heritage plaque at Berwick-upon-Tweed Station following success in the National Railway Heritage Awards.

Berwick-upon-Tweed won the prestigious Arch Company Award for Urban Heritage following the culmination of projects undertaken by LNER and Network Rail to improve the station.

Improvements include the renewal of the full roof slates and heritage stone works on the façade, the refurbishment of the entrance canopy and station clock, the new Travel Centre and café and the decoration of the main concourse.

The station is located on the former Great Hall of Berwick Castle. Judges praised the enhancement programme for taking into account not only the importance of the station building but for the sensitivity shown to the historic site on which it stands.

David Horne, LNER Managing Director, said: “As the most northerly railway station in England and its close proximity to the beautiful Royal Border Bridge, Berwick is an incredibly important destination on the LNER route. Working in partnership with Network Rail and Rail Heritage Trust, we’ve been focused on ensuring the station provides a warm welcome. We’re incredibly proud to receive this national award recognising the improvements our teams have delivered and our efforts to restore and maintain the many heritage features the station now proudly boasts.”

Berwick Station plaque 2.JPG

The National Railway Heritage Awards have been presented annually since 1979 to recognise high standards of restoration of buildings and structures, whilst also increasing public recognition and awareness of the UK’s historic railway.

Theo Steel, Chairman of the National Railway Heritage Awards, said: “It was a great pleasure to take part in unveiling the plaque celebrating Berwick-upon-Tweed station as the winner of the National Rail Heritage Award for Urban Heritage. It recognises the succession of schemes to modernise the station undertaken by LNER and its predecessors, Network Rail, and supported by the Railway Heritage Trust.”

Latest News

View all

LNER Launches Family Tickets To More Destinations As Travel-hungry Brits Look To ‘Day And Staycation’

15/06/21

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is offering families looking for inspiration for memory-making trips even better value journeys to more destinations this summer.  

LNER Seeks Views On Proposed Major Timetable Changes

11/06/21

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has begun an eight-week public consultation to seek views on its proposed significant timetable change and uplift from May 2022.

Around The UK In 4,039 Miles

09/06/21

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has released new research that reveals that we will travel 4,039 miles over the next year reuniting with family and friends and visiting holiday hotspots across the country – the equivalent of travelling the length of the entire UK 6.7 times.