Eco shelter at Accrington station

Tuesday, February 04 th, 2014 · no Comments · In
Citizens’ Rail’s partners in Lancashire are also members of the Interreg IVB susstation project – supporting sustainable stations.

Here is a photo of an eco shelter developed at Accrington Eco Station as part of the project. The shelter will be the first in Lancashire to be constructed using sustainably sourced timber and lit using solar photovoltaic panels. This innovative project will enable the East Lancashire Community Rail Partnership (ELCRP) to evaluate how robust the shelter is and if the design can be used at other locations – with up to seven other sites as possibilities.

It will also allow ELCRP to test passenger reaction to the new shelter and see how well it stands up to normal day to day usage. As well as being part funded through SusStations the project has also secured funding from Northern Rail and the Designated Line Community Rail Development Fund.

Find out more about Accrington Eco Station and see further photos.