Rainhill Village Life - Supported by your Labour Councillors

Monday, April 12, 2010


Network Rail has finally applied to St Helens Council Planning Department for permission to renovate our historic Rainhill Station. The work will involve many replacement parts including parts of the canopy, the roof, the entrance steps and the retaining walls.
Much of the work has involved ordering specially made parts to the exact specifications of the original parts wherever possible, and have been agreed at every step of the process with the Conservation Officer.
Local residents and commuters have sometimes wondered if ever the work would get started - hopefully the work will commence without any further delays.
The application P/2010/0297 can be viewed in full on the web address below. Click on application search and add application number. "Defect photographs" and "Site photographs" give a good idea of the amount of work to be carried out.

1 comment(s):

  • If you read the Network Rail submission carefully, you find this statement as part of the description :- on the Manchester platform (2) side there are two small “Glasdon” waiting rooms (GRP construction).

    Not on my Rainhill Station, and hopefully an oversized typo and not an indication of things to come!

    By Anonymous Chris Tigwell, at 12:14 pm  

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