Station Stories at the National Railway Museum

Posted on 04 February 2013 | Narrative

York Stories 2012 is a partner in Station Stories, the National Railway Museum’s ongoing story-gathering project.

Station Stories at the National Railway Museum

Platform 3 at York station in 1991. Image courtesy of the National Railway Museum.

What is Station Stories?

The National Railway Museum has been gathering peoples’ station stories. These stories will be used to develop their new Station Hall exhibition.

When the Station Hall exhibition is finished, visitors will be able to explore 24 hours in the life of a busy station and discover new and surprising stories about station life. This will range from the splendour of royal travel to the routine of a daily commute. As well as showing the life of a passenger station, they’ll also be a goods yard area where visitors can explore what it was like to work on the railways.

To build a picture of daily life in a busy station, the National Railway Museum is gathering stories about travelling by train and working in railway stations.

The Station Stories team have spent the last year gathering stories from all over the country. The museum has teamed up with York Stories 2012 to capture station stories from York’s rich railway heritage.

Can you help bring Station Hall back to life?

Do you have a story to tell about travelling by train or working in railway stations? Or, did you work in Station Hall when it was the York Sundries Goods Depot?

You can share your story in the following ways:

If you have any questions, you can contact the Station Hall team via or call 01904 685762.

The changes to Station Hall will happen in stages, and will continue into 2013. You can find out more at