2 Aug 2012  
 
GRANGE - OVER - SANDS
 
 

Copycat Station is a Glass Act

 

 
 

Photo courtesy Network Rail

 
 

A railway station built to serve a growing seaside resort

and designed to be a miniature copy of a nearby hotel

 

is making the most of what little sunshine there is

during the dull and wet British summer.

 
 

 

 

 
 

Photo courtesy Network Rail

 
 


Grange-over-Sands station has ornate Victorian glass canopies

at the front of the station building and above both platforms,

incorporating fine filigree work and finials.


The summer sunshine is flooding the station

now that the glazing has been replaced

and when the sun does not shine, new lighting takes over.


 
 

Photo courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

The station was opened by the Furness Railway in 1867

and designed by EG Paley as a mini version of Grange Hotel,

which he also designed and which is situated across the road.

 

The platform and station entrance canopies have been completely re-glazed

as has the platform 2 canopy support wall.

 

The steel and timber superstructure have been repaired or replaced,

along with the all the guttering and downpipes.

 


Painted in red, green and cream, the work cost nearly £250,000

and was delivered by Network Rail’s LNW property works team.

 
     
 

Below:

Grange-Over-Sands Station as viewed several years ago

 
 

Photo: B. Haworth

 
 

Photo: B. Haworth

 
 

Andy Morgan, Network Rail’s Route Asset Manager (Buildings), said:

 

“This is a fine old station that has remained largely unchanged for nearly 150 years,

and we have tried to be sympathetic to the original design when carrying out renovations.”

 
 

 

RVR Historical Rail Map

(Map 1 - cropped)

 
 
 
 
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With grateful thanks to Keith Lumley

Media Relations Manager (North West & West Mids)

1 August 2012

 
 
 
 

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