A COUPLE of new pieces of artwork have been unveiled at Rhyl railway station, after pupils at a school in the town helped create them.

The works, aimed at promoting rail safety, emerged from a collaborative effort between Transport for Wales, British Transport Police, and Christ the Word Catholic School in Rhyl.

Following a youth trespass incident at the station, a partnership was initiated with graffiti artist Andy Birch and the creative minds of students from Christ the Word.

This initiative aimed not only to address rail safety concerns, but also foster community engagement and empower young minds through art.


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During two days, a total of 25 pupils, aged seven to 11 years old, worked closely with Andy and PCSO Hall to bring their visions of rail safety to life.

This culminated in two pieces of artwork that also serve as poignant reminders of the importance of rail safety for all passengers.

The artwork now adorns the walls of Rhyl railway station.

PCSO Hall said: “I’m grateful to Transport for Wales, Groundwork North Wales and Andy for enabling this engagement with the local school children to take place, allowing us to share our message of staying safe and behaving appropriately on the railway.

“The artwork is excellent and will be seen by thousands of passengers in years to come, something the kids should be proud of.”

Melanie Lawton, community rail strategic lead, added: “We want our stations to feel connected and be part of the community.

“This project, and the fantastic artwork installed by children and young people, is a lovely welcome for passengers and visitors to the town whilst encouraging vitally important safety information.”