Heritage is a big part of LU's identity and retaining the historical features, alongside modernisations and improvements, is very important to us
The Deputy Lord Mayor of Westminster Cllr Jan Prendergast will be unveiling a National Railway Heritage Award plaque at Maida Vale Tube station on Monday morning (October 18).
London Underground (LU) won the award for the modernisation of the station which was built in 1915.
The Grade II listed building on the Bakerloo line, came top in the London Regional Category at the National Awards for modernisation of a heritage station last year.
The award recognises the work LU has done to restore the many original heritage features such as the large, attractive mosaics of the famous Tube logo or 'roundel', red terracotta facade and the extensive tiled wall finishes.
Richard Parry, Strategy & Commercial Director for LU, said: 'This award highlights the hard work put in by our staff to preserve the heritage of the station at the same time as modernising it to a high standard for the thousands of people that use it every day.'
Mike Ashworth, Design & Heritage Manager for LU, said: 'Heritage is a big part of London Underground's identity and retaining the historical features, alongside modernisations and improvements, is very important to us and to our customers.'
Deputy Lord Mayor of Westminster, Cllr Jan Prendergast, said: 'The Tube is synonymous with London and this award recognises that the important history of the Maida Vale Tube station can be preserved in a modern and innovative setting.'
New CCTV, an improved public address system and tactile strips on platforms have also been installed at Maida Vale, as part of Transport for London's multi-billion pound Investment Programme.
White City Tube station and Earl's Court Tube station were also shortlisted at the awards and both received certificates of merit in respect of the modernisation works undertaken at these historic stations.