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Grantham ‘Station of the Year’ in 1998

There were celebrations at Grantham in October 1998 when Railtrack announced the results of its national competition, open to all 2,500 stations on the network.

Grantham had been voted the UK's  'Most Passenger Friendly Medium Station', and the team crowned that achievement by carrying off the award for the overall winner, 'Station of the Year'.

John Starbuck , who was a Station Supervisor at Grantham between 1984 and 2000, sent us the following photograph.

Station Staff in October 1998 with the Station of the Year trophy. Back row: Phil Beck, Paul Simons, Sharon Feeley, David Fielding, Barry Booth (train crew roster clerk). Middle row: ...unknown, Emma Norris, Tom ..., John Starbuck, Roger Prior, Val Markham, Caroline ..., Mick Gibson. In front: Derrick Pegg. Photograph by Fastline Photographic, kindly lent by John Starbuck.
Station Staff in October 1998 with the Station of the Year trophy.
Back row: Phil Beck, Paul Simons, Sharon Feeley, David Fielding, Barry Booth (train crew roster clerk).
Middle row: ...unknown, Emma Norris, Tom ..., John Starbuck, Roger Prior, Val Markham, Caroline ..., Mick Gibson.
In front: Derrick Pegg.
Photograph by Fastline Photographic, kindly lent by John Starbuck.

Here is a link to a report about the results of the competition in The Independent newspaper of 14th October 1998.

 


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