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  • Community Stations Development
  • News and information about finding new uses or opportunities for an existing station.
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    • Last updated November 11, 2015

Community Stations Development

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  • Paul Webster
    Paul Webster joined the group Community Stations Development
    • November 20, 2016
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop: Another style of temporary station building supplied by Portakabin of York, their 'Titan' model. It is even in the new GwR colours and has plenty of CCTV cameras . . . . I don't recommend placing rubbish bags next to the heater flue outlet as seen here....  more
    • August 18, 2016
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop: Seen recently in Chepstow, something different instead of concrete slabs around your station ?   these can have local info, poems or simple pictures inscribed on them. 
    • August 18, 2016
  • Celia  Minoughan
    Celia Minoughan joined the group Community Stations Development
    • August 18, 2016
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop: If your station has over 300 000 passengers per year this small coffee kiosk can be sustained and provide peak time refreshment. 
    Brough station East Yorkshire on the main line to Hull.
    • July 15, 2016
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop: More information about the Llandeilo Community Station Caboose.
    • July 13, 2016
  • Peter Godfrey
    Peter Godfrey joined the group Community Stations Development
    • June 19, 2016
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop: An authentic Victorian atmosphere now available at Glossop thanks to these reproduction gas lamps.
    • June 8, 2016
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop: Fancy a fireplace ?  


    Here is an inventive use of old sleepers and a very old beam seen here at Batley in the new Cafe.
    • June 8, 2016
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop: Interesting idea from the Derwent Valley Line for getting water to tubs and baskets on long platforms. This allows for up to 80 metres of hose to be accommodated. 
    • April 27, 2016
    • Martin Yallop
      sue mitchell Sounds useful fot Mytholmroyd. We have no water on station - mind you, our drought only seems to last a couple of days! But always just after summer flowers have been tubbed up!
      • April 27, 2016
    • Martin Yallop
      Brian Barnsley Yes this was funded by the ACoRP Small Grants Fund!
      • April 28, 2016
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop: To give your station an interesting focal point why not have a scale reproduction of Box Tunnel in reconstituted stone as a fireplace ?       Ideal for GWR locations too . . . .  There is one in Chippenham station cafe.
    • March 18, 2016
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop: An innovative sponsorship scheme at Bentham station in North Yorkshire. Subscribers can sponsor flower tubs around the station in £10 increments giving everyone in the local community an opportunity to beautify the surroundings.
    • March 18, 2016
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop: Also seen at Dorridge, a 1930s style radiator cover in wood similar to those at Leamington, hiding a modern electric wall heater, it contributes well to the period 'feel' of the waiting room.
    • March 17, 2016
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop: Need furniture for your station or project ?  Here is what Beccles station group sourced free from a local authority ! British Heart Charity Shops also often have office furniture and white goods at very low prices.
    • March 17, 2016
    • Martin Yallop
      sue mitchell Really good idea - helps everone.
      • March 17, 2016
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop: An interesting restoration project seen recently at Dorridge station on the former GWR line from Birmingham to Oxford. The benches in the historic waiting room were restored in the workshops of the Severn Valley Railway. This provides work for the...  more
    • March 17, 2016