Liverpool Lime Street Station has been awarded the prestigious title “Station of the Year” at the National Rail Awards 2010.

The National Rail Awards celebrate excellence and achievement in the railway industry and in selecting Lime Street as the "Overall Station of the Year" and "Large Station of the Year".

The judges felt that “The front of the station, with its magnificent arch, now fully restored, presents a splendid spectacle from the approach and is one of the best in the country.”

Merseytravel has recently completed a £2.6m refurbishment scheme to the interior of the station, working with partners Virgin, Northern Rail and Network Rail, updating and enhancing the city’s famous station.

Councillor Mark Dowd, Merseytravel chairman, said: “The upgrade to the station has been a massive success, and was not before time; some of the station had remained untouched since before Beatlemania."