Gallery: 7 Ways to Upcycle a Train Station


2. Café – The Deptford Project, London

Built in 1836, Deptford was London’s first suburban railway station. It closed in 1915 and lay abandoned for many years before it was eventually demolished. In 2008, work was undertaken to restore what remained of the original railway yard, transforming the listed Victorian carriage ramp. Now it’s home to a retrofitted train carriage café, complete with a toilet that pays homage to Elvis. Deptford’s regeneration continued with an all-new station building opening in April 2012, and plans for markets, shops, and galleries.

Anila is editor-at-large at Loco2, a small company mad enough to tackle the complexities of European rail by making online ticket booking more accessible, giving expert advice in the Engine Room forum and generally waxing lyrical about the joys of train travel. You can follow Anila and Loco2 on Twitter, should the whim take you!

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1 Comment

  1. onlytheking July 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    If only the train station/house was still a functioning line.
    How easy it would be to get home.

    Next stop: Bed!

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