Ledbury Railway Station Project

From Rail and Bus for Herefordshire.

Rail and Bus for Herefordshire in partnership with West Midlands Railway launch a new project for Ledbury Railway Station under the banner of Your Community, Your Fund.

The project, funded through a grant from the West Midlands Railway Community Fund with additional support from both the Town Council and Ledbury Civic Trust, will enable a new glazed display cabinet to be positioned at the station containing an art map of the town and its heritage buildings together with a history of both town and railway.

Local community artists have been commissioned to produce the art and calligraphic work whilst the project will be managed by local transport geographer Gareth Calan Davies of Rail & Bus for Herefordshire.

Gareth says: ‘This is an exciting community project designed to bring the station and town together and promote Ledbury as a ‘jewel of a heritage town on the West Midlands Railway network’. It will help advertise the town and strengthen the community whilst and at the same time supporting the train service’.

Gareth further commented: ‘An attractive brochure advertising the town and its buildings as well as encouraging people to travel by train will also be produced for distribution. Travelling by train is good for the environment and will assist in reducing traffic in the town centre and maintaining the town’s attractive heritage.’

RBfH is grateful for the considerable help given by the West Midlands Railway Stakeholder and Community Team in getting this project up and running.

More details can be seen here and for further information contact Gareth Calan Davies (RBfH) on ghal@btinternet.com and Fay Easton (Head of Stakeholder & Community for West Midlands Railway) on Fay.Easton@wmtrains.co.uk

www.rbfh.or.uk www.wmr.uk/about-us/your-community-your-fund RBfH 24-02-2021