A PETROL station has re-opened following a £1.7million overhaul which has seen replacement of tanks, pumps and signage.

The Co-op shop and petrol station on Darlington Road in Northallerton has been shut for several weeks but is welcoming motorists back to the store which now runs on 100 per cent renewable electricity.

Andy Brown, Co-op area manager, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to make such a significant investment in our Darlington Road petrol station store.

"It is our aim to establish our stores at the heart of local life and make a difference in our local communities.

“The store will have a great new look and manager Kirsten Darbyson and the team look forward to welcoming the community.

"It’s all about getting closer to our members and customers, providing what they want, need and care about, conveniently."

Local good causes are also set to benefit from the shop through the Co-op membership scheme which shares out donations.