The Grade II listed Shrewsbury railway station was lit up blue this week to show support to NHS staff and other key workers across the country in the fight against coronavirus.
The station also showed support of railway staff who are classed as key workers as they ensure passengers are able to travel if it is essential.
Built in 1848, Shrewsbury’s railway station is rather unusual in that the station was extended between 1899 and 1903 by constructing a new floor underneath the station building. Shrewsbury is the busiest station in Shropshire and the 14th busiest in the West Midlands.
Shrewsbury station will now light up blue in support of key workers every night following Thursday’s event.
Bill Kelly, Network Rail’s Route Director for Wales and Borders, said “Every Thursday, for the last couple of months or so, we come together as a nation to pay tribute to all our critical workers who continue to work every minute of every day to keep us safe and to keep the country going. It is an absolute honour for the Wales and Borders route of Network Rail to be part of this weekly event that gives so much love and appreciation to our wonderful NHS workforce and indeed all critical workers, including our very own railway family. The lighting up of our infrastructure, which we do on a weekly basis, is a simple yet effective way of showing all our critical workers that we understand, appreciate and applaud all their efforts during this difficult period.”
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