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New artwork brings a splash of colour to Merseyside station bridge

A colourful new artwork is now pride of place on the overbridge at Prescot station.


The mural, which has been painted on the walls of the station’s overbridge was commissioned by Heart of Glass, a Merseyside-based community arts organisation.

The work is called Queer Eutopias, questioning what a more inclusive and welcoming world looks like for everyone, especially for those in the LGBTQIA+ community.

The artwork was created by artists Emma Colbert and Leo Soph Welton, young people from The Lee Cooper Foundation, and staff at Northern. Over a series of workshops, Emma, Leo and their collaborators have been experimenting with collage, planting, poetry, photography, drawing/painting and placard making. Together, these ideas inspired the new artworks for Prescot.

Craig Harrop, regional director at Northern, said:

“The artwork looks absolutely fantastic and have a very important message.

“Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we encourage and support artwork like this on our stations.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in this project.”

On Sunday 10 December, rail timetables across the North of England will change in line with the rest of the National Rail network. Customers are encouraged to use the ‘Check My Timetable’ feature on the Northern website for more information about their local station.

Northern is the second largest train operator in the UK, with 2,500 services a day to more than 500 stations across the North of England.