King’s Lynn Railway Station Officially Open

Former minister and current TV presenter Michael Portillo officially opened King’s Lynn railway station, in Norfolk which has been refurbished in a heritage style by Osborne on behalf of First Capital Connect and Network Rail.

Mr Portillo, who presents BBC’s Great British Railway Journeys, was joined by the Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, local councillors and project contributors to celebrate the station’s makeover as well as the town’s railway history.

Osborne worked closely with the local community putting them at the heart of the project, providing advice and opinions on the design of the new-look station. The Fen Line Users’ Association was heavily involved in design aspects including the Victorian era colour scheme of navy, cream and red which reflects the livery of Great Eastern’s steam trains, while the gold indicates King’s Lynn’s role as a royal station.