CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Through Here To Martin Mere

Local school has made an artistic feature of the walking access off Burscough Bridge Station Platform One to Martin Mere – The route now can’t be missed!

Community Rail Lancashire (CRL) has been working with Ormskirk based community artist, Angie Thompson and all the pupils of Burscough Bridge Methodist Primary school to create a beautiful, nature inspired feature of the access off platform one to Martin Mere Wetland Trust – A lovely flat walk, which it is hoped will encourage more people to give the walk a go.

The artwork was unveiled on Wednesday, December 6th with the whole school visiting the station to view their creations. Afterwards it was back to the school, where the pupil’s had a display of their original artwork for the guests and families that joined them for the celebration.

Mrs Tyler, Head said “Burscough Bridge Methodist Primary School have some really talented children. It has been a real pleasure to be able to work with the local artist, Angie Thompson in creating a wonderful piece of work for the local train station, which will be enjoyed by all members of the community. It will not only enhance the station aesthetics, but will signpost the walk to Martin Mere. We believe it is important for everyone to get out and about and what better way than walking. Please take yourself down to the station and have a look at the amazing work that has been created. We are very proud of our children’s work.”

Stephen Benge, Chair of the West of Lancashire Community Rail Partnership added,” We’re so pleased to see these fantastic pictures which I hope will draw people’s attention to the footpath from Burscough Bridge station to Martin Mere Wetland Trust.” With Martin Mere Wetland Trust being an important nature conservation site, it’s good to encourage people to travel there by environmentally-friendly forms of transport – including getting the train and walking! Well done to everyone involved in producing this great piece of artwork and thank you to our funders with Community Rail Lancashire, Community Rail Development Fund.

Craig Harrop, Regional Director at Northern, said, “The artwork looks absolutely fantastic and I’d like to thank everyone involved in this project. “Our stations are gateways to other places and this artwork really celebrates this by highlighting the wonderful walk from platform one to Martin Mere.”