The provision of a replacement station building at Bridge of Dun capable of delivering a range of new services and products that will enable the CRB to respond to changing environments, meet the growing expectations of visitors, engage with the local community and benefit the local economy. It will be a much larger wooden structure than the existing temporary converted portacabin. Similar in style and size to the original building that was demolished in 1967, this new space will be divided into 3 areas, staff, public and toilets, including enhanced facilities for an impressive core of volunteers.
The Caledonian Railway Brechin Ltd was established in 1981 to take over the operation of the Brechin branch line from British Rail when the line was closed. This has been achieved with an entirely volunteer-run workforce. As well as supporting the development and wellbeing of volunteers, we have also achieved a great deal in this time. In the intervening period, we have managed and developed the railway as a tourist attraction and museum, protecting the heritage assets and increasing tourism footfall and general tourist retention in Angus while remaining self-funding for general operations. We have supported community groups, worked to align with local tourism activities and developed and helped into work a number of young people, providing work experience and mentoring. This was recognised in July 2020 when we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
We still intend to perform the measurements agreed as part of the project once we are able to re-open. This will benefit our internal reporting and review processes and help with the development and management of future projects.
Replacement Station building at Bridge of Dun
Caledonian Railway (Brechin) Ltd (CRB)