The Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company entered the 2012 season with a bigger and better service for all of its passengers – as well as a shiny new ‘gateway’ to The Golden Age of Steam, at a cost of £1.6 million.
Andrew Pooley, General Manager: “We’d like to think this has helped to kick-start the rengeration of Paignton. It’s a very exciting development for us and one we really enjoy showing off to the public."
Sustainability is a huge priority to the company – building firms were sourced as local as possible and materials arrived by rail instead of road. The new station also features water saving devices, movement sensors, air source heat pumps, super insulated cladding and roofing panels, sun tubes and patent glazed canopy’s to provide a light and spacious environment.
“It’s a modern interpretation of a Great Western Railway station but it doesn't look entirely like the GWR. We have some great surprises in store for our regular and new customers.” Al’fresco style seating, log burners and outdoor Victorian fairground rides bring the station to life.
The works started on Tuesday 1st November 2011 and were completed by the 1st of April 2012 - on time and on budget.
We look forward to welcoming you here!
Here are some photographs taken over the course of the demolition/build.