CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Friends of South Station

The Friends of Blackpool South Station got a boost on Friday 27th November when the station saw the installation of some recycled plastic planters.


Brian Haworth and Simon Clarke from Community Rail Lancashire along with Cllr David O’Hara and Malcolm Richardson, from the friends group, were on hand to assist with James from ARK Plastics with the installation of four recycled plastic planters. Each pair of planters is connected by a bench seat. The planters were filled with ‘ballast’ kindly donated and delivered by Blackpool Council and were due to be topped off with compost provided by the friends group and then planted with spring bulbs.

The friends group have recently cleared the platform area of weeds and are hopeful to get to work on the car park side of the fence line. With the installation of the new planters, cycle storage with CCTV and work to be done to improve the shelter the station is beginning to see a step forward in being more inviting and welcoming to passengers.