Rose Grove Revived

  • Rose Grove station has recently benefited from a £150,000 programme of works to improve the customer environment. The completed works were officially unveiled today with a photo opportunity at the station.

    The scheme has seen the installation of a new shelter, additional seating, CCTV, customer information screens (CIS) and a ticket vending machine (TVM). Community Rail Lancashire has enhanced the project with the installation of additional CRP branded notice boards and with an art project developed by Padiham Green Primary School and Lowerhouse Junior School. The art project has been supported by a grant from the Designated Community Rail Development Fund (DCRDF) and saw local artist Alastair Nicholson working with a class of children from each school to produce a colourful mural installed on the fence at the end of the platform and also an impressive steel sculpture at the station entrance.

    The art work has continued the fishy theme of Operation Stickleback, a story that sees the adventures of a small stickleback called Small Fry on a journey in the tender of a steam engine from Rose Grove to Manchester.

     

    To see a full press release regarding the Rose Grove Revived project click HERE. To see a larger gallery of images visit the Community Rail Lancashire website and click news.

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  • Richard Watts
    Richard Watts To be pedantic the total budget for the project was £165k which includes the community based art project 'Rose Grove Revived'. For those who follow to the various media releases you will see that the bulk of the funding has come through the Burnley...  more
    September 27, 2015