Friends of Hunmanby Railway Station
Hunmanby Railway Station , FILEY
A voluntary group which works with the railway industry to promote and enhance Hunmanby Railway Station.
This has included:
Developing flower beds to improve the station environment.
Producing publicity material that highlights both the improved village train service as well as village events.
Worked with disabled residents to submit an application to the Department for Transport to improve level access onto the trains through the Access for All Funding scheme
Working with the village school to provide children's artwork which is now displayed in both waiting shelters
Produced a website that both promotes the village and encourages use of the rural rail service
Promoted the village station as a destination to start a walk or take a cycle ride to and from
Worked with the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery to offer special rates for visitors arriving by train
Designed a village Rail Ale Trail, promoting the villages as a destination for good food and real ales
Generous support both financial and in kind has been provided by Northern Railways and local village traders
In December 2020 Friends of Hunmanby Railway Station won the small projects award (under £500) for their role in the launch of a new hourly train service in May 2019 and for finding ways of making the station a community asset.
Last year passenger journeys through Hunmanby increased from 22,704 to 32,458, a rise of 43%.
Work start in July 2021 installing an artwork in the community at the village station. A 6 foot square North Eastern Railway Tile map, kindly funded by a person who wishes to remain anonymous. This will be the first north Eastern Railway tile map to be installed at a main line station in over 100 year. Hand made at the original factory at the Ironbridge World Heritage Site.
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