CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Subway Cleaned And Painted

The subway that links the two sides at Church & Oswaldtwistle station has been cleaned and painted.

For the last three years the Rotary Club of Church & Oswaldtwistle have been looking after Church & Oswaldtwistle station under the train operating company’s station adoption scheme. The Rotarians turn up every Saturday morning to ensure the platforms are cleared of weeds. The group have also power washed the approach steps to the station, painted the handrails and removed foliage in and around the station and planted up the flower tubs on both platforms. They have also deep cleaned the passenger shelters, but the main eyesore always been the scruffy and tatty appearance of the subway that is adjacent to the station and has to be entered by both passengers and the general public as it is part of the pavement.

The subway has now been cleared of pigeon droppings with mesh fitted to stop the birds roosting. There has been a general tidy up and the walls have been painted leaving a much more pleasant environment.