Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

Another station in the Sevenoaks area gets a new look to help boost tourism

Following Sevenoaks Town Council’s refurbishment of Bat and Ball Station, Sevenoaks District Council has also got on track by teaming up with Southern Railway to brighten up Penshurst Railway Station.

SIGNING UP: Pictured (l-r) at the unveiling at Penshurst Station are Cllr Sue Coleman, Cllr Lesley Dyball and Cllr James Osborne-Jackson.

New signs have been installed which show illustrations of two major landmarks that the station serves, Penshurst Place and Chiddingstone Castle. The signs were put up by Southern Railway after requests from regular visitors to the station and a tourism recommendation in a recent Visitor Economy report proposed by Sevenoaks District Council.

Local Councillors met recently at the station for the unveiling. They included cabinet member for ‘People and Places’ Cllr Lesley Dyball, Cllr Sue Coleman of Penshurst, Fordcombe and Chiddingstone and Cllr James Osborne-Jackson of Leigh and Chiddingstone Causeway.

Cllr Dyball said: “The new signs at Penshurst station look fantastic and we’re really pleased we could work with Southern Railway to make this happen for residents and visitors. Both Penshurst Place and Chiddingstone Castle are brilliant tourist attractions and we hope these new signs will encourage more people to visit them.”

Angie Doll, Managing Director, Southern & Gatwick Express Railways, added: “We are keen to support and promote all of the fabulous destinations accessible across the Southern network. We’re proud that we could work with the Council to promote two of Kent’s greatest attractions.”



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