Ainsdale railway station wins top award

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Ainsdale wins top award
Credit: Merseyrail

Merseyrail has announced that Ainsdale station has been awarded a top sustainability award for its involvement in the lead-up and during the refurbishment project last year.

Merseyrail was crowned the winner of the CEEQUAL Exceptional Achievement Award in the Community and Stakeholder Relations category along with designer Owen Ellis Architects and contractor Morgan Sindall.

The station is the most environmentally friendly on the network after extensive renovations completed last July.

In addition, the station was kept open during the redevelopment programme, ensuring passenger disruption was kept to an absolute minimum.

The award win comes after Merseyrail achieved a supply of electricity that is 100 per cent generated from renewable schemes.

What did the officials say?

Judges were impressed with the team, which they said

“went way beyond in delivering the details for the community”, and praised the project for providing “a message to industry on looking for win-wins of delivering multiple outcomes in one project.”

Andy Heath, Managing Director at Merseyrail, said:

“Ainsdale station is a fantastic part of our network and something that represents our commitment to both the community and the environment.

“To be recognised for the hard work all partners put into providing the community with a station that works for them with better technology, facilities and an overall improved experience is fantastic.

“Merseyrail is working hard to be as environmentally friendly as possible and will continue to do so in the coming years.”

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