Project Manager Raj Sharma joined the Charter Mayor of Worksop, Cllr Madelaine Richardson, together with representatives from other organisations involved in the station refurbishment, to celebrate the completion of the work and look forward to an exciting future for Worksop Station.
Working closely with Network Rail and the Railways Heritage Trust, Raj, Darren Arno and his team took on works to strengthen and repaint the footbridge linking two platforms. The existing grey and blue colours were replaced by LNE Heritage green and yellow shades prevalent in the 1930s.
Work included the construction of a temporary footbridge, the erection of a fully encapsulated scaffold under the existing footbridge, blasting, replacing, repairing and repainting steelwork and installing a new ribbed steel sheet roof and timber deck. The project went on to restore other major elements of the station, with new glazing units installed and platform canopies re-painted with heritage colours, including the refurbishment of Worksop East Signal Box.
The station captured the imagination of everyone involved, with specialists recreating elements to their original specifications. Darren Arno was singled out for special praise for the work he completed building the station signs in his own time.
North Notts & Lincs Community Rail Partnership Vice Chair, Rick Brand praised the commitment and collaboration of the organisations. “We are very grateful to Network Rail, The Railway Heritage Trust, Northern Rail and CML for completing these works so sympathetically.”
CML also received ‘Highly Commended’ for the station refurbishment at the Rail Partnership Awards in the Preserving History category.