Praise for railway station’s revamp
ONGOING rail station improvement works at Church and Oswaldtwistle station have been praised.
Both the old barrel passenger shelters have been replaced and the area that once held the gas meters has been completely renovated with a new steel gate fitted to prevent access.
Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club volunteers are now building two large planters, and plants will be placed in them during the coming months. This follows the removal of undergrowth and application of four tonnes of chippings to the area last Autumn.
The subway to the station has been painted and steel netting fixed to the ceiling and walls to curb roosting pigeons.
Rotarian Michael Jackson said: “Our Rotary members consider this project very important in ensuring the local railway station looks in the best possible shape. We are very appreciative that by working with Carillion and Network Rail any large items that has needed attention has been achieved, I would also like to thank the help that has been extended to us by Hyndburn Borough Council and the Prospects Organisation.”
The new passenger shelter installed at Church and Oswaldtwistle railway station