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Frodsham makeover

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...

Just the Ticket

This month a total of £18.7m is being made available to fund improvements to stations. Projects must be able to deliver a financial return over...

Steps spectacular

The refurbished Waverley Steps at Edinburgh Waverley Station have reopened to the public completing the first phase of a multi-million-pound project to overhaul the...

Boxing clever at Paddington

Construction of the new Crossrail station at Paddington is pressing ahead as excavation of the station box gets underway. The new Crossrail station will be...

Olympic role for ghost stations

Trying to think of somewhere romantic to take his girlfriend on Saint Valentine’s Day three years ago, Ajit Chambers hit upon the idea of...

Southern switch for Gatwick

The day-to-day management of Gatwick Airport station has transferred from Network Rail to Southern. Says Southern Director, David Scorey, ‘We already manage 156 stations and...

Numbers soar at Parkway

East Midlands Parkway is celebrating its third birthday. Record numbers of passengers have used the station in the last year. Since 2009, the station’s first...

Record run for St Pancras

Proving that high speed railways are good for business, HS1 Ltd, owner of St Pancras International, is reporting all time high retail sales and...

Square deal for King’s Cross

Plans to create a paved square with trees in front of King’s Cross station have been given the go ahead. The design, by architects Stanton...

Raising the roof

Plans to transform London Bridge station have been given the green light by Southwark Council. The station will have a completely new platform layout allowing...

Waterloo Sunrise

One of Waterloo’s four disused Eurostar platforms is to be returned to service in 2014. Longer trains are to serve the terminus as the DfT...

Work starts at Three Bridges

Construction of the new operating centre at Three Bridges has begun. When completed in 2013 it will become the nerve centre of railway operations in...

Platform promise for Peterborough

More platforms and a new ticket hall feature in a £43m plan to upgrade Peterborough station. The redevelopment heralds longer, more frequent trains and anticipates...

ScotRail’s engineering director praises local station adopter

A surprise visit by ScotRail’s engineering director, saw local station adopter, Max Bentley, singled out for praise at Giffnock. At the station to meet staff...

Leicester station to be ‘lighter and brighter’

Leicester is getting a freshen up and a lighter, brighter entrance to the station. Listed building consent was recently received to complete the works inside...

Kidwelly Scouts in landscape triumph

The 1st Kidwelly Scouts have been hard at work landscaping the town’s railway station. Their efforts have been officially unveiled by the Mayor of Kidwelly,...

Station Sessions Festival at St Pancras proves to be a hit

Top band, the Guillemots, opened the Station Sessions Festival at St Pancras International recently. The band performed numbers including ‘I must be a lover,’ before...

Oxenholme station features artwork

Oxenholme station is taking on a new role as an art gallery as well as a popular staging post for travellers to the Lake...