2 Aug 2012  

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.



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.”



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(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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