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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 21st September, 2022)

Hindley Station

Hindley Station

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,675

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st September 2022 at 07:37

What a lovely photo, Dennis. That's stunning. Well done to the people who have done this and who maintain it. I don't live in Hindley but the people who do never fail to do their town proud, be it through decorations for Christmas, Remembrance Day or any other occasion, and the station is no exception. I'm sure it puts a smile on the faces of people passing through on the train.

Comment by: Gary on 21st September 2022 at 08:00

A real effort made there, Dennis.
Good to have it recorded.
I remember Hindley North as a four platform station rather on the grubby side. Hindley South was two platforms beyond the black alpine range - always looked a bit devastated.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 21st September 2022 at 08:09

Use this station very often and the work the volunteers do in keeping it clean and colourful is amazing.x

Comment by: Tom on 21st September 2022 at 08:09

I think these volunteer gardeners have gone a little over the top now, the station looked good with just the Bronze Deer and a few shrubs, I think they would be better off campaigning to make Hindley station disabled friendly. This is the information Network Rail says on how to use the station at present.
Services head towards Manchester along a short pathway, down a stepped ramp (19 paces) then down 31 steps onto the platform. Services towards Wigan : Up 2 steps to the right of the bridge, along the underpass (25 paces) to the ticket office. Down 4 steps, along the footbridge (12 paces), down 4 steps, turn right and down a further 24 steps onto the platform

Comment by: bryan traynor on 21st September 2022 at 08:39

Started work there in 1956 in the Booking Office,two shifts six days a week!45q6x

Comment by: Veronica on 21st September 2022 at 08:42

It’s always a pleasure to come through the station. It’s one of the best tended stations there is. A credit to the Friends who look after it.

Comment by: Fred on 21st September 2022 at 08:43

A great set Dennis, the people who look after the station have been working there for years, and have done a brilliant job, trouble is the station is being lengthened to make way for the new electric trains, so it will be more work to do.

Comment by: Edna on 21st September 2022 at 11:48

I'm sure it must brighten anyone's day passing through this station.Its really lovely what the volunteers do, to make it special.

Comment by: PeterP on 21st September 2022 at 14:08

In this day and age it is surprising how many public spaces still have no facilities for the disabled

Comment by: Veronica on 21st September 2022 at 15:07

I agree Peter P. It’s the same at Daisy Hill station. Too many steps to negotiate - it used to be a nightmare when dragging a pram up and down.

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