Reported by the BBC: Skegness railway station has been officially reopened following a £720,000 revamp – three-and-a-half years after work began. The project included the building of a plaza, an information kiosk, and a new Jolly Fisherman statue, the resort’s mascot has been winched into place in the station plaza
Work was delayed after a boy on a bike was injured riding over a wave sculpture in the plaza. However, Lincolnshire County Council said the station was now transformed.
Colin Davie, from the authority, said: “Visitors are no longer met with derelict buildings with boarded up windows and an abundance of pigeons perched on every roof truss.” He said that about a million people a year use the station and it was vital that it provided a “welcoming environment”.