St Erth Railway Station reaches final of international awards
Staff at St Erth Railway Station have been celebrating after reaching the finals of an international competition.
The railway station reached the top six of of the International Station Awards of the Year 2013 which rate stations based on their appearance, the facilities available, transport links and customer focus.
Judges from different railway companies looked at the station, which is managed by First Great Western (FGW), over a two month period.
Sara Rogers, station manager, represented St Erth at the awards in Cardiff.
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She said: “We did so well to achieve a place in the finals, but of course I am sad that we didn’t achieve the top prize. Especially after the hard work that was put in to show the judges how good our passengers feel about St Erth Station.”
First place went to Aylesbury Vale Parkway, which was named Best Small Station of the Year.
Despite not taking home an award, Jeremy Joslin, director of the Sterling Group who created and run the First Class Buffet on the Station, was delighted with the result.
“We have a great relationship with First’s staff from Sara to the regular duty station managers Ray and Peter and including the train crews who rest over at the station,” said Mr Joslin.
“We always help each other to make the passengers feel welcome and a little less worried about their long journeys. This international recognition is a great boost to the buffet and to the hard work done by our FGW staff.”