Lincoln Train Station to receive makeover with nod to the past

Volunteers will be sprucing up Lincoln Train Station by planting new gardens, painting murals on the walls of the platforms and a proudly displaying a selection of historical photographs of the station in a bygone era.

The Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia will be giving the station a spring clean and a makeover, as they encourage the wider community to take part, join in and take pride in their station.

The plan is to involve the community with multiple projects will be starting from next week.

The first project will involve cleaning the redundant and overgrown platform six and the south side of the station. To do this, the task will also require a mini digger to improve that part of the station.

The second project will involve murals being painted on the walls of the station, depicting Lincoln’s historical achievements and inventions including a Spitfire plane, Lancaster bomber and a tank.

Volunteers will also plant flowers in a wooden surround that will be sponsored by the University of Lincoln.

The waiting rooms shall get a makeover as well, with posters and photos of moments in Lincoln’s history will be put up including a visits from George VI and her Majesty the Queen.

The rooms will also have steam trains featured on the walls, as well as historical pictures of the train station.

Peter Harrold, the organiser of the project and member of the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia said:  “We are looking to get the community involved including schools and everyone from the area, not just from the Rotary Club.

“We want to improve what tourists and visitors see the first thing they arrive in Lincoln if they are coming via a train.

“We also want to bring back pride to the lovely building which will be of course a part of the new transport hub here in Lincoln.”