The Anonymous Widower

A Neat Station Design

I said in an earlier post that yesterday I took the train from Thirsk into York. I actually took a Grand Central train for just £2, so as they seem very affordable, if I go to York from London, I might consider them as an alternative to East Coast.

Thirsk station was a rather neat design, as this picture shows.

Thirsk Station

It is reached by an overbridge and the combined ticket office, waiting room and other sevices are all on one platform in a chalet style wood and steel building.

It seemed to be a rather practical design, as the ticket office was built into one end of the waiting room.  I suspect that this would mean that security and safety is very good. Note too the wooden safety fence to the left of the building, which separates the two high speed lines in the middle of the station from passengers on this platform. 

I would suspect that the concept could be used in many places to renew old station buildings at an affordable cost.

It was good to see the station and it goes to show that good design and safety can probably be achieved without throwing vast amounts of money at the problem.

September 23, 2010 - Posted by | Transport | ,

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