AN historic building at Goostrey Railway Station is to be unveiled on Friday, August 16, following its refurbishment.

The building was constructed in about 1891 on the platform at the railway station, and has been revamped to its former glory.

It is one of the last remaining buildings of its type, complete with a canopy.

Network Rail has worked with the Railway Heritage Trust on a £170,000 project to restore the building as part of the Great North Rail Project.

The work has provided a space for the active local community to use while preserving the important history of the railway.

Representatives from the rail industry, the Railway Heritage Trust, local councils and community members are to attend Friday’s opening of the refurbished building.

By 2022 the Great North Rail Project (GNRP), part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan, aims to have delivered a multi-billion pound package of improvements for customers across the north of England.

The Network Rail website said: “GNRP is a vast programme of improvements to transform train travel for customers in the north.

“It will enable 2,000 extra services each week and allow 40,000 more passengers to travel each day. More trains with more seats, running more quickly and more reliably.

“Train customers are the immediate beneficiaries of improved transport links (or connectivity) between towns and cities in the North.

“As new opportunities, including jobs, are created and businesses get access to a greater pool of talent, local communities and the wider regional economy will feel the knock-on benefits of GNRP. This will boost growth regionally and nationally.”