The crossing gates, road side fencing and line side fencing are to be repaired and replaced where necessary to support our ‘keep the railway tidy’ campaign in Thornton.
Unfortunately the area north of the crossing has become an unofficial rubbish dump and Network Rail are kindly supplying skips to help with the removal of the large amounts of waste that has accumulated over the past twelve years.
The line from Hillylaid Road as far as the former Burn Naze station is now operational once more and is being used by Alan Hargreaves Plant to test Network Rail track machines and our work at the crossing will help to keep the track clear.
We are in the process of negotiating an extension of our clearance licence to cover the whole railway from Poulton station to the end of the current line behind the Cala Gran caravan park. This will allow us access to the platforms at Burn Naze station which are covered in rubbish and brambles.
If you are interested in helping us at either Hillylaid or Burn Naze station then please contact us for more information. We can teach you basic joinery skills and show you how to make/repair wooden fences and gates. You will also learn about railway operations, why it is still here and what our plans are for the future.
You’ll also make new friends, enjoy some exercise in the great outdoors, and come away with a great sense of achievement, knowing that you have achieved something very worthwhile. Give it a go!
There’s more information about Poulton & Wyre Railway Society on the Visit Poulton website.
If you want more details, or would like to come along to help, email Peter Banks, the Membership Secretary email@example.com
For more details about the Poulton & Wyre Railway Society, go to www.pwrs.org
An example of new fencing at Thornton Station