Nottingham Station unveils funky new mural featuring city's famous landmarks

Mural aims to spread message that travelling by train is safe for young people
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A new mural of famous Nottingham landmarks is set to be unveiled.

The wall art, at Nottingham Railway Station, aims to spread the message that rail travel is safe for young people.

The artwork will be painted on a wall next to the station’s taxi rank, underneath the tram bridge.

The artwork will be painted on a wall at Nottingham Railway Station. (Photo: East Midlands Railway)The artwork will be painted on a wall at Nottingham Railway Station. (Photo: East Midlands Railway)
The artwork will be painted on a wall at Nottingham Railway Station. (Photo: East Midlands Railway)

East Midlands Railway, which partially funded the project alongside CrossCountry Trains and the Community Rail Network, said it was “delighted” to support the “powerful message” that the rail network “should be safe for all”.

The public are invited to attend the artwork’s unveiling at 1pm on Friday, November 17.

It was designed by graffiti artists from Imageskool and several community organisations, including Base 51, a Nottingham-based youth group, and the Railway Children charity.

‘Fantastic mural’

Kaye Robinson, community engagement manager at East Midlands Railway, said: "It's a great piece of artwork that will brighten up the area, and we are encouraging members of the public to pop down and see it for themselves."

James Mayle, from Imageskool, said: "We have created a lasting piece of artwork inspired by our rail network being a safe and accessible way for young people to experience and explore areas outside of Nottingham."

David Bentley, learning, development, and participation manager at Railway Children, said it is a "fantastic mural that depicts the influence of rail in a young person's life and journey."