Maryport Station celebrates the town’s Roman history

A three-year programme of regeneration works which have transformed Maryport railway station has been celebrated by Community Rail Cumbria in partnership with Cumbria County Council by the unveiling of a unique community initiative called ‘The Edge of Empire’.
Maryport began life as a prominent outpost on Rome’s Northern frontier. The ‘Edge of the Empire’ project, by Community Rail Cumbria, creates an authentic Roman theme on the station with fantastic storyboards installed on the station platform, Each board illustrates and celebrates the importance of the town’s Roman history. There has been a fantastic reaction to the storyboards which shows railway stations can be so much more than just places to wait for a train.
The official opening of the ‘Edge of Empire’ project was held on Maryport station platform with Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member for Transport, cutting a ribbon surrounded by pupils from Flimby Primary School; CRP Stakeholders; and the new local volunteer group from Maryport who have adopted the station.