The station master’s house at Frodsham in Cheshire is to be restored following agreement with the local council.
The Grade II listed building dates back to 1850. Inside all the rotten woodwork will be removed and the flooring renewed.
The roof will be renewed and the original Welsh slates relaid. The work will be done to match the Victorian original. Brickwork will be repointed using a lime based mortar.
External doors and windows will be renewed on a like-for-like basis to match the Victorian originals using materials agreed with the local conservation officer.
Work on the £400,000 project is expected to be finished by the end of May and will have no effect on the running of train services from the station. Network Rail then wants to let the building for use as a restaurant, studio or offices.