Railway stations are the beating heart of urban regeneration | David Biggs

Railway stations are the beating heart of urban regeneration | David Biggs

They may no longer be cathedrals of steam, but stations are helping develop communities, as well as becoming shopping centres and meeting places

Stations have long occupied a romantic corner of the popular imagination and they still hold a particularly fond place in the modern public psyche. While they may no longer be the “cathedrals of steam” of Victorian times, stations are now driving a new wave of economic and social development in the 21st century.

Whether it’s the architectural jewels of the Victorian age or the brutalist examples of more recent times, the challenge of bringing the UK’s stations into the 21st century must go much further than a simple facelift.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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