Stow Station House community redevelopment nears completion

Stow Station House community redevelopment nears completion

12 Oct, 2020
How the new community space will look at Stow Station.

Regeneration and rennovation of an old station house to a community space at the Scottish Borders station at Stow is nearing completion. The project, that began in February 2020 is due for completion in January 2021.

The redevelopment work is a community-managed project, led by the Stow Community Trust and supported by the ScotRail in the Community team. The project will be delivered at a cost of over £824,000, with £106,000 funding through the ScotRail Stations Community Regeneration Fund (SCRF) and additional match funding of over £700,000.

Additional community rail activity, with a focus on sustainable travel and fitness is planned for the station, including:

  • The creation of a cycle hub on the site including a repair point and secure cycle storage for passengers;
  • Taking forward a proposal to have a ‘pump track’ in Stow resulting from a community survey undertaken in September 2019. A pump track is a type of cycle track which focusses on circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders “pumping” instead of pedalling or pushing.
  • The local Pathways Group of the Parish of Stow Community Council has recently printed the first leaflet in a “Walks Around Stow” series. The first in a planned series of ten, the first leaflet features the Stow Heritage Trail which can be easily followed from the station.

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