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Benches and lamp

Three more period additions to the station ‘furniture’ have been made; two replica benches for the platform side of the building, and a wall lamp on the car park side. The benches have been painstakingly recreated from an original LNWR design, with the metalwork produced by local firm JMN Welding Services of Hemel Hempstead. The […]

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Community Rail Award win

We are delighted to have received the award for ‘Most Enhanced Railway Space’ at the Community Rail Awards 2024, which took place in Swansea on Monday 18th March. The awards celebrate the hard work and passion of the community rail movement, which has been going for 20 years (the Abbey Line was actually one of

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Heritage signage is the icing on the cake

Following the grand opening in October, another phase of Bricket Wood station’s restoration has been completed, with the installation of some beautiful replica signage and poster display cases. The signs and poster cases, designed and manufactured by Transport Signs Ltd, have been recreated following meticulous research between the company and the Trust. There were no

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Completion of station restoration celebrated with sunshine and smiles

The sun shone bright on Sunday 22nd October 2023 to mark the completion of the restoration of 120-year old Bricket Wood station by the Bricket Wood Station Heritage Trust. All photos below were taken by Chris Clark unless otherwise credited. Crowds gathered from 11:00 to enjoy tea, coffee and cake provided courtesy of Cheryl Clark

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Grand Opening Sunday 22nd October

The Bricket Wood Station Heritage Trust is proud to announce that the Grand Opening of the restored station will take place on Sunday 22nd October 2023. Amongst other things there will be: A display of photos and memorabilia at the station charting the history of the station, including the restoration Free tea, coffee and cake

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Opening Wednesday 2nd August!

After 6 long years of hard work, we are very pleased to announce that the restoration of Bricket Wood station is complete, and we are delighted to inform you, along with our operating partner Cheryl Clark, that The Tea Room will be open for business on Wednesday 2nd August from 0900, thereafter opening from 0900

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Bricket Wood station on film

Over the years our station became popular with nearby film and TV studios as the favoured location for train or station scenes, this being a relatively quiet backwater of the LMS and later British Railways where filming would not have had a significantly detrimental impact upon operations. The heydey of this work was between the

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Nearly there now

It has felt like we’ve been ‘nearly there’ for a long time, but these photos show that we really are now very close; just weeks away from opening the building to the public and welcoming our first customers to the Tea Room at Bricket Wood Station. However it is still not yet possible to give

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One year on

Today, Tuesday 23rd May 2023, marks one year since restoration of the station began – and what a lot has been achieved in that time! Our Project Manager, Paul Amsterdam, and his hard working band of merry men, are plugging away towards what we hope will be an opening date in July or August. As

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