Bishop Auckland Staion Trust is a voluntary body established for the purpose of upgrading the facilitied currently at Bishop auckland Station and to maximise its potential to help benefit the local community.The Railway Station is currently an undervalued asset as its potential is not currently maximised,with the creation of the Trust this will changet this putting the station at the forefront of Bishop auckland'green transport plans.
We the trust aim to achieve this by improving/upgrading the facilities at Bishop Auckland Station making it more pleasant and attractive place for both local residents and visitors.
Once all objectives have been met the trust aims to use this as a springboard allowing the further development of ties with various Rail operators in the hope of bringing Rail tours from different parts of the country to BISHOP AUCKLAND.
We feel that bishop auckland has a rich Heritage and Tourists Attractions that visitors would be keen to see, the knock on effect of this to the local community and businesses would be great as an increase in tourism would bring much needed revenue to the town.Chartered Rail tours to BISHOP AUCKLAND could coinside with both the towns FOOD FESTIVAL and the PROMS both held each year at Auckland castle.
ADOPT THE BISHOP AUCKLAND RAILWAY STATION,ENROL MORE MEMBERS TO THE TRUST,REOPEN THE WAITING ROOM-DISPLAYING LATEST TOURIST INFO,TRAVEL INFO,INSTALL VENDING AND FAST TICKET MACHINES,OPEN TIOLETS AND BABY CHANGE FACILITIES,FLORAL DISPLAYS,HANGING BASKETS,FLOWER BOXES,PROVIDE A PUBLIC PHONE AND ERRECT A STATION CLOCK.
RIGHT BISHOP AUCKLAND STATION LOOKING TOWARDS DARLINGTON JUNE 2009
BELOW RIGHT BISHOP AUCKLAND STATION LOOKING TOWARDS WEARDALE
BELOW LEFT, BISHOP AUCKLAND STATION JUST BUILT 1986