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Students and station adopters create colourful welcome at Brighouse Station

The Friends of Brighouse Station have worked with students from Calderdale College to design a colourful piece of abstract artwork that welcomes passengers to the station.

The artwork, thanks to support from Northern, is now displayed on the bridge over the station.

Margaret Marshall of the Friends of Brighouse Station, said: “Both sides of the road bridge had for many years been graffitied on and become unsightly, making the area not very attractive for travellers from Rastrick, Brighouse, and the railway station.

“The Friends of Brighouse Station were delighted when it was decided to repaint the sides of the bridge and add the colourful artwork. The new artwork on the bridge now complements the existing two murals on each platform, both designed and created by students of Calderdale College.”

Kerry Peters, Regional Director at Northern, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the incredibly talented students whose artwork now has pride of place at the station. It is such a wonderful welcome for everyone using the railway.”

Simon Dunn, Curriculum Area Leader at Calderdale College, said: “The relationship between Northern and Calderdale College continues to go from strength to strength. Projects such as this one enables the students to work closely with local station groups and community rail partnerships to design and make artwork for a specific station and its community.

“These projects also offer the students a great opportunity to showcase their work for all to see.”

Keep up to date with future news, projects, and events from the Friends of Brighouse Station via their website.