A new mural has been unveiled at Halifax station to pay homage to the town’s landmarks.
The display, which is 15 metres in length, spans the steel road bridge on the approach to the railway station and was created by students at Calderdale College.
19 panels make up the display and show off the local landmarks, including Halifax Minster, Shibden Hall and the Piece Hall.
The 19th-century town hall and Wainhouse Tower both make an appearance as well.
Northern supported the project, which was carried out by the Halifax Station Partnership.
Tony Baxter, Regional Director at Northern, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to the incredibly talented students at Calderdale College whose artwork now has pride-of-place at the station.
“As well as complementing our broader station improvement strategy, this colourful work also has a real depth of meaning – something for everyone in the community to embrace, enjoy and be proud of.”
Simon Dunn, Assistant Curriculum Manager in the Creative, Digital and Enterprise department at Calderdale College said: “‘As the partnership between Calderdale College and Northern continues to grow it is allowing a wide and diverse range of student cohorts to take part in live project briefs with a real industry partner which is helping the students not only develop their technical skills but also their transferable skills which they will be able to take in to employment.”
Lisa Gort, Level 2 Course Leader at Calderdale College, said: “This was an ambitious brief for the students. They rose to the challenge and worked as a team to create innovative visually exciting designs. The students learnt valuable industry skills alongside new creative skills, and had to do so within a tight timeframe.”
The latest railway news
Signup to our daily and weekly newsletters
Prints, DVD’s, Clocks, Mouse Mats and more!
Enter our latest competition
UK STEAM INFO
Upcoming mainline steam tours/loco movements
Visit their website