Former Peak District Rail Station To Be REOPENED As Café And Visitor Centre!

Former Peak District Rail Station To Be REOPENED As Café And Visitor Centre!

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A former Train Station is being given a new lease of life, and will soon be a rest stop for walkers, cyclists and all in-between when it re-opens as a Café and Visitor Centre

Millers Dale Station, which lies on Monsal Trail, is nearing completion of a renovation project which has lasted four years, and has cost £230,000.

The renovation has had the aim of giving the Café the feel of a ‘ticket office’, a great ode to the buildings past function. “It will be a great way for visitors to get a better sense of the railway lines history. We know there is a growing interest in rail heritage.” Says Emma Stone, head of visit experience development at the Peak Dsitrict National Park Authority.

Attracting visitors: The new café will open soon on the popular Monsal Trail

The park authority has borrowed money against future income to fund the project, though Emma is confident that it will be money well spent. 

“Since we reopened the four tunnels on the Monsal Trail in 2012, use has increased massively. On average throughout the year, it is now used by 400 people per day, but there hadn’t been any corresponding improvement to the other facilities that they need.”

Soon to open: The renovation has been in the pipeline for four years!

With an official launch not too fr in the future, we’re extremely excited to see how the finished renovation of Millers Dale Station looked, and will be sure to keep you updated as we learn more!

This article has been created using The Buxton Advertiser’s original article. The full article can be found here.

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