A train station is to be revitalised thanks to a £250,000 grant.

The money will be invested into a disused building at Bricket Wood station by rail operator London Northwestern Railway.

It will see the building, which has stood empty for decades, brought back into use for the benefit of communities by the station.

Once renovations are complete, the new-look building will operate as a community hub for passengers and people near the Abbey Line.

Bricket Wood station sits on the Abbey Line between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey stations.

David Horton, from the Bricket Wood Station Heritage Trust, said: "It is something of a dream come true to receive this most generous grant from London Northwestern Railway.

"This funding will enable us to bring new life back to a building which has been out of railway use for more than half a century. Thanks to this project, Bricket Wood station will soon be returned to its rightful place at the beating heart of the village - for the community, railway customers and visitors alike."

The project has been approved by London Northwestern as part of its inaugural customer and communities improvement fund, with funding provided by the Department for Transport.

Vicky Cropper-Clarke, head of community and stakeholder for the operator, said: "We are delighted to be working with the Heritage Trust to bring this building back into use for the community. The building is the last one remaining on the Abbey Line and has fantastic potential.

"Throughout the pandemic our focus has rightly been on keeping our services running for our communities who need them, but we must also look to the future and make sure the railway remains an inviting and welcoming place for our passengers.

"Schemes like this are at the heart of what London Northwestern Railway is all about – working with the community to build a local railway right at the heart of our neighbourhoods."