NETWORK Rail is investing £9.5m to restore and upgrade the Lancaster station building. 

The work involves: 

  • Replacing all glazing in the platform canopies
  • Repairing and strengthening the structure of the canopy structures
  • Repainting across the station

The work will not impact train services but the look and feel of the station will be different while the renovations take place.

The Grade II listed station was built in 1846 by nineteenth-century architect William Tite and was first given listed building status in 1990.

Before the listing, alterations were made across the station including the current platform canopies which were changed in the 1960s and 70s.

These are now being overhauled to make them brighter, weatherproof and more attractive for passengers.

Joanna Fielding, Network Rail scheme project manager said: "Lancaster station is one of the jewels of the West Coast main line so I’m delighted we’re able to make this significant investment into the platform canopies and make them fit for the future.

“I’d like to thank passengers and local people for their patience while we carry out this essential upgrade to keep the station safe and attractive for decades to come.”