Station’s gong shows it’s full steam ahead

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Rotherham Central station has won a prestigious national award for excellence in the Rail Business Awards.

The awards celebrate innovation and best practice across the rail sector and the accolade follows a £10.4 million redevelopment of the Rotherham station a couple of years ago.

The station reopened to the public in February 2012.

After the awards ceremony on Thursday, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, Rotherham Council and Northern Rail said in a joint statement: “We are absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious award in recognition of the significant improvements made to Rotherham Central Station.

“The new station provides an attractive gateway to Rotherham, encouraging a boost to economic growth and providing a significantly enhanced experience for customers travelling to and from the town.

“This achievement is testament to the dedication of staff and partners involved in the project.”

Nearly half a million passengers use Rotherham Central station every year. Numbers were boosted after the multi-million redevelopment which created a positive welcome to the town.