Sleaford station gets a makeover

08 September 2022
A £204,000 project to repaint Sleaford station and convert an unused space into a community room has now been completed.

The work was jointly funded by a number of organisations, including East Midlands Railway, the Rail Heritage Trust, CrossCountry and the Poacher Line Community Rail Partnership. 

The new community room will provide a space for local schools and groups to learn about the railway, as well as a place where other local groups can meet and hold events. As part of the project, the rest of the station also received a new coat of paint. The painting was carried out in close collaboration with Rail Heritage to ensure the correct heritage colours of buckingham green and cream were chosen.

Lisa Angus, Transition and Projects Director at East Midlands Railway, said: "We are pleased that the project has been finished and that the local community can now make use of the new facilities at the station. 

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"The community room will provide a useful space for local organisations, schools and volunteers. The repainting of the station in heritage colours also looks great and provides a good first impression of the town when customers use our services."

Tim Hedley-Jones, Executive Director at the Railway Heritage Trust, said: “We are very pleased to have supported this project with a grant to help restore this station. We are especially pleased with the quality of the repainting which has been undertaken to show off the station in its LNER heritage colours, and that rooms at the station have been brought back into community use.”

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