A team of volunteers has given Darnell Station in South Yorkshire owned by Northern a new look.
Friends of Darnall Station and Sheffield University along with volunteers from Network Rail and Northern recently spent a day sprucing up the station.
They transformed the area by litter picking and tidying up the platforms, underpass and surrounding areas after completely repainting a 40m long wall that had been covered in graffiti.
Tony Baxter, Regional Director at Northern said: “I’d like to thank everyone who volunteered to spend the day at Darnall – there has been an amazing transformation in just one day.
“Our community partners are the heartbeat of the railway and we’re extremely proud to work closely with them to deliver such a wide-ranging positive impact for the north of England.”
“Our work within the community is part of our wider programme of improvements at many of our stations – including improved accessibility, car park refurbishments and improved CCTV – to encourage all our customers to ‘go do their thing’ and explore the north.
Matt Rice, Route Director for Network Rail’s North and East Route, said: “We’re proud to have joined this team of volunteers to create a lasting transformation which will put Darnall station back at the heart of the community.
“In recent years, the station had become a hotspot for fly-tipping and graffiti. By working in close partnership with Northern and local volunteers, we’ve been able to create a bright, clean and welcoming environment for people in the community and passengers.”
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