Grant For Hole-Digging Project At Sheffield Train Station

A Sheffield project aiming to highlight the city’s underground river network has been given a £5000 grant from train operator TransPennine Express. 

The Sheaf and Porter Rivers Trust plan to install a new grille on Platform 5, where travellers can look down and see where the River Sheaf and Porter Brook meet below the station.

A haiku competition has also been run alongside making the plans, and the winners, announced at the end of the month, will decorate the perch surrounding the grille. 

The whole project will cost around £24,000. After getting permission from East Midlands Railway, who manage the station, the only obstacle left for the Trust is approval from Network Rail.

Written by John Gilding

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