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Harlow Town Rail Station, UK


Station Canopy Dagger Boards | Case Study

Project: Harlow Town Rail Station Canopy Dagger Boards

Client: Greater Anglia

Composite dagger boards are a low maintenance alternative to wooden dagger boards.

Work to restore Harlow Town rail station’s faded exterior to its former glory has won a national award. Train operator, Greater Anglia, which manages the Grade II listed station, replaced all the old station canopy fascias with new ‘Hollybush Green’ colour Dura Dagger Board fascias – which will be maintenance free and prevent the colour from fading for many years to come. The work, which was made possible thanks to funding from the Railway Heritage Trust, has received the BAM Nuttall Partnership Award at the National Railway Heritage Awards.

Andy Savage, Executive Director of the Railway Heritage Trust said:

We have long felt that Harlow Station is one of the best examples of 1950s British Rail architecture, and that the strong horizontal lines of the multiple fascias were a key part of this.

Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, Simone Bailey, said:

We are delighted to have won an award for our project to restore Harlow Town, but even better, to have improved the appearance of the station for the local community and ensure that rail travel remains an attractive option into the future.

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