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National Rail Heritage Awards Plaque

A plaque has been unveiled at the North-West Transport Hub in Derry~Londonderry, reflecting the site’s status as Best Overall Entry at the prestigious National Railway Heritage Awards.

The National Railway Heritage Awards are intended to encourage and reward best practice in the restoration and continued upkeep of the rich heritage of railway and tramway buildings and structures across the UK and Ireland.  The category of Best Overall Entry is awarded at the discretion of the judging panel to recognise the pinnacle of railway preservation projects. 

The facility, planned and delivered by Translink, entered service in 2019 and was a £27.5m investment, with funding received from the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).  Additional funding has been provided by the Department for Infrastructure and the Department for Transport, Tourism and Sport in the Republic of Ireland, as well as support from Derry City and Strabane District Council.  

The North-West Transport Hub is located at the 19th Century Grade B-listed former Waterside Train Station in Derry~Londonderry..  In a project that commenced in 2018, the building has been fully restored and repurposed for use as a 21st Century transport facility, and acts as a gateway to the cross-border North-West region, as well as promoting active and sustainable travel, bringing together a wide range of sustainable transport modes to help deliver Translink’s Net Zero transport ambitions.