"A NICE TOUCH AT BARE LANE STATION"
We had a mention in the October 2018 issue of the Steam World magazine, with a picture of one of our Station Posters: "David Alexander of Northern Station Adopters contacted us to show something the group at Bare Lane station have done to mark 50 years since the end of British Railway steam. With help from Ron Herbert and Ivan Payne at Sid Designs, they produced an informative poster to commemorate the event (including a picture of a young Ron Herbert). It's a lovely effort and shows how volunteers can make a real difference at their local stations."
(from December 2018 Newsletter of Lancaster and Skipton Rail User Group)
"Anyone who uses Bare Lane station today cannot fail to be impressed by how attractive and welcoming it looks. We have noted before how it has benefited from the regular and devoted attention of Lancaster and District Conservation Volunteers, but recently the group has been exceptionally active in making the station the sort of place rail passengers will enjoy using.
"There are lovely well maintained flower tubs and large planters. There are cases with posters telling the story of the station, of its recently lost signal box, of its adoption by the volunteers and commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of steam on our railways. And, as if to further remind us of that heritage, the group has set up a facsimile of the large running-in board with BARE LANE in large capitals on the down platform as you enter the station from Lancaster. The group has established links with local schools and businesses and with Morecambe Town Council.
"The aim of the Leeds-Morecambe Community Rail Partnership working with Northern and Network Rail is to have active and enthusiastic station adopters groups like this at Bare Lane all along the Bentham Line. Our thanks to the volunteers for their unstinting efforts to create a station their community will be proud to use."