Disused railway building in Surrey considered for community hubs

Disused railway buildings and spaces across Surrey could become community assets.

South Western Railway says it wants to work with groups to renovate these areas so they can be used by clubs and societies to meet.

Several possible locations across Surrey have been identified as possible candidates.

These include a former gentleman’s toilet in Addlestone, a large room in Chertsey, a pair of former waiting rooms in Oxshott, taxi offices in Teddington and Weybridge and two former retail units in Worplesdon.

Paula Aldridge, South Western Railway’s Community Rail Manager, said: “We’ve been so impressed by the work done using old station buildings and spaces, and we’d love to see more of the same at some of our other stations that have old buildings and spaces that aren’t being used.

“It’s a big commitment to refurbish these places, requiring a lot of effort and a lot of investment, but the work we’ve seen on our network will hopefully inspire other local communities and businesses to do something similar with their local station.”