Celebrating 60-year milestone for Stafford station
Avanti West Coast has marked 60 years since the modernisation of Stafford station by installing colourful displays from schoolchildren around the building.
Teaming up with North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership (a group who work with communities to promote and develop the Crewe-Stoke-Derby rail route, as well as Stafford, Stone and Penkridge stations) we reached out to local schoolchildren to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Stafford’s rebuild.
Pupils from Parkside Primary School were invited to create artwork illustrating destinations in the UK that can be reached by train from Stafford. The drawings and sketches take inspiration from people synonymous with the towns and cities, including artist L.S Lowry and The Beatles.
Stafford station was rebuilt in the 1960s as part of British Railway’s modernisation programme which saw the introduction of the electrification to the West Coast Main Line. It involved the construction of buildings on all platforms, as well as the concourse and booking office block.
You can find the full press release here.