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The best UK rail story in 2009

Sunday, December 13 2009

Construction of a temporary station at Workington on Thursday 26 Nov 2009. Photo Network Rail.

The best UK rail story in 2009 was undoubtedly the construction of a brand new station at Workington in six days when flood waters damaged road bridges and a foot bridge across the River Derwent. It just goes to show what can be achieved when a Minister of State who is sympathetic to rail is put in charge of the Department of Transport.

Workington North Station on the first day of service day 30 Nov 2009. 15.14 Shuttle Service from Maryport to Workington, hauled by DRS Class 47. Photo Richard LM Byers.

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And the worst rail story? Watch this space…

More:

Wikipedia – Workington North Railway Station

News & Star – New Workington Rail Station Opened After Six Day Build

Flickr – 28Gwyn’s photostream

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