At the beginning of last year, Christ’s Hospital School hosted a Rail Safety workshop, attended by children from neighbouring primary schools. SCRP Go-Learn Education Officer, Maddy Mills explained to the pupils the importance of being safe and respectful around the railway environment, and then at a later art workshop, the pupils produced some eye-catching posters to encourage others to take on this important message.

Some of this artwork is now on display at Pulborough Station Approach where it can be seen by car drivers passing by on the main road, and customers waiting at the two bus stops nearby as well as visitors to the railway station.

Thanks to:

–    BAM Nuttall, contractor for Network Rail improvements, who have given semi-permanent loan of the large poster frame for Community Rail initiatives;

–    Station staff who helped to install the artwork;

–    Christ’s Hospital school, for reproducing the artwork onto weather resistant board which was made to measure to fit inside the frame;

–    The pupils of all the schools involved (the schools are listed on the poster for all to see).

This has been a great partnership community project, conceived delivered and completed during 2020, all the while making sure to keep to Covid-19 regulations as they evolved.

As the Arun Valley Line Officer, I would like to say how pleased and proud I am to have facilitated this initiative.


Rowena Tyler, Community Development Officer, Arun Valley and Sussex Coast Lines (pictured with poster at Pulborough Railway Station).

Rail Safety Initiative - posters at Pulborough