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  • Fund-raising Launch Set for Sat 5th August

    Fund-raising Launch Set for Sat 5th August

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    The campaign to save the 1892 wooden station footbridge is going to be officially launched on Saturday 5th August at Alton Station. We have ...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 19 Jul 17
  • SGM to vote on converting to CIO

    SGM to vote on converting to CIO

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    Having taken on-board the Network Rail deadline on April 2018, we have decided that in order to take ownership of the footbridge, we need to...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 9 Apr 17
  • Demolition deadline issued by Network Rail

    Demolition deadline issued by Network Rail

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    A letter has been received by Friends of Alton Station from Network Rail telling us that they are going to remove the footbridge at Alton st...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 1 Apr 17
  • Engineering Report now out

    Engineering Report now out

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    The Friends of Alton Station have just issued their Ebbutt Report, available to download HERE. This report was written by Paul Ebbutt, a ret...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 4 Feb 17
  • Christmas at Alton Station

    Christmas at Alton Station

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    Adam Pettigrew and Dave Brown, the regular and well-liked booking office staff, regularly host a good display of Christmas decorations at Al...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 20 Dec 16
  • Listing rejected, but new evidence found

    Listing rejected, but new evidence found

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    In July 2016 local railway historian Nigel Welbourn made a second application to get the footbridge at Alton station listed. Much to everyon...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 5 Dec 16
  • Surveyor inspects inside footbridge

    Surveyor inspects inside footbridge

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    On 15th November 2016 a small but momentous event took place. After a lot of negotiation by Friends of Alton Station (FAS), we managed to ge...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 30 Nov 16
  • Annual General Meeting 13/10/16

    Annual General Meeting 13/10/16

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    We have now completed our first year as a membership organisation and it is time that we reported back to you, our members. This is your off...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 28 Sep 16
  • Station bus shelter repaired

    Station bus shelter repaired

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    People using the bus at Alton station will have been aware that the shelter had been deteriorating in recent years. The perspex panels had b...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 7 Sep 16
  • Petition to save footbridge at Alton Station

    Petition to save footbridge at Alton Station

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    After protracted negotiations, Network Rail have finally given FAS an ultimatum to find likely sources of external funding, possibly as...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 17 Jul 16
  • Footbridge - Appeal to Chair of Network Rail

    Footbridge - Appeal to Chair of Network Rail

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    On the 30th March 2016 Friends of Alton Station received a copy of a Network Rail internal memo stating the engineers' preference for de...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 28 Apr 16
  • Line closed for repairs

    Line closed for repairs

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    On the 13th April 2016 the line was closed between Farnham and Alton. This was caused by a landslip and Network Rail have been working to re...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 28 Apr 16
  • Latest news from Network Rail

    Latest news from Network Rail

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    The historic footbridge at Alton railway station has been closed for more than 8 months and during that time Friends of Alton Station (FAS) ...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 6 Apr 16
  • SWT Christmas 2015 charity donation

    SWT Christmas 2015 charity donation

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    South West Trains ran a charity booksale at Alton Station over Christmas and they raised £272.52 to donate to Alton Cardiac Rehab. The...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 18 Jan 16
  • Christmas at Alton Station

    Christmas at Alton Station

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    The staff at Alton station have decorated the booking hall to cheer passengers passing through, as the pictures show. We would like to take ...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 12 Dec 15
  • John Walker Clock repaired

    John Walker Clock repaired

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    On Friday 23rd October, the John Walker clock that hangs in the ticket office at Alton Station was returned to the wall in working order. Lo...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 10 Nov 15
  • Friends of Alton Station new website!

    Friends of Alton Station new website!

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Stephen Lewis

    Welcome to the new website for Friends of Alton Station!    On this website you can find all the information you need about what...

    Friends of Alton Station   |  
    Posted: 4 Nov 15