Avanti West Coast has announced that Penrith Station has been named as Medium Station of the Year at the National Rail Awards 2020.
Operated by Avanti West Coast, the station in Cumbria has been recognised for its customer-friendly presentation.
The judges said the station ‘has it all’ after beating off competition from Worksop and Ainsdale.
Penrith station boasts a charity bookshelf in the main waiting room along with a colourful garden on Platform 2. The garden is maintained by Penrith Community Gardeners.
The station welcomes thousands of visitors each year to the North Lakes.
Zina Nomicas, General Manager at Avanti West Coast, said: “I couldn’t be prouder of the team at Penrith. They embody the true spirit of Avanti West Coast, and it’s fantastic their efforts have been recognised. Despite these difficult times, they’ve continued to work closely with the local community, whilst helping to keep vital services running, and always with a smile on their faces.”
Get image downloads, Prints and Streaming Video
The latest railway news
Railway Prints, DVD’s / Blu-Ray’s and more
Come and share your railway pictures
Mainline UK Steam Info
Upcoming mainline steam tours/loco movements