Britain’s small and medium stations are getting a rethink – and we want to know your views on the emerging design.

ExploreStation is an exciting opportunity to shape the ‘kit of parts’ design being developed by 7N Architects, winners of a 2020 international design competition run by Network Rail and the RIBA. 

The groundbreaking programme offers diverse ways of getting involved – from pop-up immersive experiences featuring VR to online feedback and hands-on design workshops to attend in-person or join digitally.

Whether you’re a passenger, railway enthusiast or simply have an interest in communities and the built environment, we want to hear from you.  

The engagement will run from the beginning of February 2022 until mid-March. Throughout this period, anyone with an internet connection can view the updated proposals and respond via this online platform. We’re also holding a series of pop-up immersive experiences and workshops across Britain. Everyone is welcome to attend – dates and times are listed below so you can save the date in your calendars. For now, you can see the Round 1 proposals here on this site.

Pop-up immersive experiences

York 2 and 3 February at the National Railway Museum – 10:00-17:00

Shildon 5 and 6 February at the Locomotion Museum – 10:00-17:00

Manchester 9, 10 and 11 February at the Museum of Science and Industry – 10:00-17:00

Hereford 15, 16 and 17 February at the Shell Store – 10:00-18:00

Paisley 22 and 23 February at Telfords – 10:00-18:00

Design workshops

Brighton 8 February – 18:00-20:30

Liverpool 10 February – 18:00-20:30

Online workshop 1 March – 18:00-20:30 (Please note that while everyone is welcome to attend, this online event will focus on the experiences of people with specific needs, including those who identify as being neurodiverse, physically and/ or mentally disabled)

To find out more, including news and information about future opportunities to get involved online and in person, sign up for updates

ExploreStation is commissioned by Network Rail and led by Design Council – the government’s advisor on design – in partnership with Network Rail, The Glass-House Community Led DesignDigital Urban and Commonplace

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