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Flimby Primary School transforms local railway station

Since adopting the Cumbrian village railway station back in 2019, Flimby Primary School has been doing an excellent job of transforming both platforms and making the railway station more appealing.

During the first lockdown in 2020, the school launched an exciting new project ‘Our Flimby’ via their Facebook page, an initiative to try and lift the mood of the village at what was a very difficult time.

The idea was to encourage the local community to go out and explore Flimby, take photographs of their favourite places and put these forward for display at the railway station.

This project, funded by Northern and designed by local company Firpress, enabled submitted images to come to life with the production of two display boards that can now be seen on the northbound platform. The idea behind the boards is to improve wellbeing and bring a smile to the faces of people using the Cumbrian Coast Line.

On the 21 September 2021 the project was formally launched by Tanya Peers – headteacher at Flimby Primary School, other people present included Ruth Eve, Katrina Ingriselli, Michelle Hooper, Jane Murray – Northern station manager and Warren Birch – community rail partnership officer for Community Rail Cumbria.

Flimby Primary School hope these boards will inspire locals and visitors passing through the railway station.

Warren Birch said: “It has been wonderful supporting the school to deliver such an inspiring and innovative project, these boards will certainly bring a smile to people’s faces.”