The Mid Cheshire Line Art Exhibition has opened at Stockport railway station.
The exhibition features 14 framed 1930s style rail posters depicting destinations on the Mid Cheshire Line (which connects Manchester to Chester via Stockport, Altrincham, Knutsford and Northwich).
Organisers comment that its present location is ideal for visitors changing trains at Stockport, which is a major intersection on the line.
The touring exhibition, created by Chester-based artist Nicky Thompson, is open daily in its own rustic exhibition hall on platform 3 until Wednesday 10th July 2019.
The exhibition then continues its tour. moving on to the Weaver Hall Museum in Northwich from Monday 15th July 2019.
It was opened by Cllr Wendy Meikle, deputy mayor of Stockport, and is available courtesy of Virgin Trains who manage Stockport station.
Cllr Meikle said: “I am absolutely thrilled to open this touring Mid Cheshire Line rail posters exhibition on Stockport railway station.
“It is a great reminder to us all of the many places we can take the train for a marvellous day out.
“With the ease now of taking the fast Virgin Trains to London and the south, we often forget what is on our own Cheshire doorstep.”
Cllr Meikle added: “The poster of Stockport is remarkable showing our renowned arched viaduct spanning the town and the posters of the animals from Chester Zoo are so lovely.
“I wish the exhibition every success in this unique rustic gallery on Stockport railway station.”
Nicky Thompson added: “It has been a pleasure working with the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership on this exciting and innovative project.
“When it started as a single poster to promote the Lion Salt Works in Northwich nobody expected it to develop into a campaign for the whole of the Mid Cheshire Line and achieve international acclaim.
“It is a total joy for me to see my artwork in an exhibition hall on one of our busiest Cheshire railway stations.”