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Oxenholme station features artwork

Oxenholme station is taking on a new role as an art gallery as well as a popular staging post for travellers to the Lake District.

Students at Kendal College are responsible for work gracing the station.

The scheme was set up by the Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership and backed by local businesses and Virgin Trains, which manages the station.

12 works of art have been placed in waiting rooms, on walls and on railings.

Says Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, “I congratulate the Community Rail Partnership, Kendal College, Virgin Trains and all the sponsors for their vision and actually making this project a reality.

“I would also like to particularly praise the students whose magnificent work is on show at the station. What they have done is truly inspirational and really lights up the station.

“Oxenholme station is iconic as the gateway to the Lake District. I was very impressed this morning to see so many foreign tourists who had been visiting the Lake District changing between trains at Oxenholme.”

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