Scunthorpe train station goes green with new landscaping work

Transport and Streets
16:37, Thursday, 8th June 2023

Visitors to Scunthorpe train station are being greeted with a beautiful urban garden area following a joint project from the council and TransPennine Express.

The work is designed to reflect Scunthorpe’s Industrial Garden Town heritage.

Raised flower beds, hanging baskets, new landscaping and border plantings have helped transform the station surrounds as part of a jointly-funded project.

Cllr Tim Mitchell, Cabinet member for Connectivity, said: “This mini-revamp has transformed the station into a welcoming gateway to anyone visiting the town.

“It also aligns with our A Green Future strategy, encouraging train travel over cars and enhancing the environment.”

Melissa Farmer, Regional Development Manager, TransPennine Express, added: “It has been a great pleasure working with North Lincolnshire Council to jointly fund and enable the delivery of the landscaping project at Scunthorpe station.

“The council’s landscaping team has transformed the entrance into a beautiful and welcoming space for rail users and passers-by. It’s a wonderful improvement that will be appreciated for years to come!”

Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft also welcomed the new plantings: “I was delighted to see the new planting around Scunthorpe railway station, which was bought using a donation from TransPennine Express, and I’d like to thank them for their donation as well as their invitation.

“Of course, I also used the opportunity to raise the issues we’ve been having previously with TPE here in Scunthorpe, which they apologised for.

“I’m hoping we will start to see improvements in rail services now it’s been brought under new management, but I know progress will not be achieved overnight.

“As always, a huge thanks to all the North Lincs team who designed and planted the new beds – it really does cheer up the local area and looks great!”

Pictured: In front of one of the new beds at Scunthorpe Train Station are council parks and green space manager Carl Beacock, William Murchison from TransPennine Express, Melissa Farmer from TransPennine Express,  Holly Mumby-Croft MP, Cllr Tim Mitchell, Nicolle Mitchell from North Lincolnshire Council and Georgie Young from TransPennine Express.