We are excited to announce that we have taken possession of a new carriage. Princess Ena has been saved from a house demolition and will join us at the station as a buffet car. The carriage will undergo major restoration work - but will be such a great addition - we are thrilled.
Alongside the carriage are erecting a new building to include a kitchen to service the carriage. This building will also house a new office, store and staff facilities.
It has been very exciting to watch the progress of the build. It was a difficult decision to make during lockdown when we were closed and had no income - however we thought it was also the best time as it would reduce the affect on our guests. In case we could not complete it during the lockdown we decided on ways of building and materials that would reduce noise and disruption. We have gone for beam and block foundations as well as a pre-fabricated wooden structure, which has meant that most of the build has taken place off site.
As of today Thursday 13th May the timber frame is being erected.
All this is taking place at the far west end of the platform the opposite end to the our other carriages.
The construction site is sectioned off and is not accessible to guests.
Our platform is still fully operational along with the waiting room.