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Port Glasgow Train Station Shortlisted For National Awards

Port Glasgow station has been nominated as one of the best stations in Britain.

ScotRail has announced that Port Glasgow railway station has been shortlisted in the ‘Station of the Year’ category of the National Rail Awards 2018.

The Inverclyde station will be judged against set criteria, including safety, infrastructure and customer-friendly presentation.

Port Glasgow station boasts a stunning 14-panel mural celebrating the town’s history and people, a project funded and supported by Riverside Inverclyde.

Local children from St John's Primary School, members of the Port Glasgow Community Council and members from the Old Men's Club worked with artists Karen Patton Orr and Jim Strachan from RIG Arts to research and develop the mural, capturing the spirit of the town, past and present. 

At the back of Platform 2 sits the 175-year-old ‘Hood’s Well’. The well was installed in 1843 at the request of the retiring station master, James Hood, and was fully restored by ScotRail in 2015.

James Ledgerwood, ScotRail’s Head of Economic & Community Development, said:

“Port Glasgow is steeped in history depicted by the magnificent murals at the station, and we’re thrilled to see the station shortlisted.

“Making our stations a more pleasant and relaxing place to catch a train is a key part of our plan to build the best railway Scotland has ever had.”

Fiona Maguire, Chief Executive ofRiverside Inverclyde said:

“The National Rail Awards is a prestigious event and so we are delighted to see Port Glasgow train station shortlisted.

"The murals were a fantastic project within the local community, and it’s great that RIG Arts and the other contributors have been recognised for their efforts.”

The National Rail Awards will be held on Thursday 13 September at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Published: 11 September 2018