Q16.17 – Kings’s Lynn Station

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Q16.17. King’s Lynn Station.
Why is it that King’s Lynn station is currently painted (splendidly!) BR Eastern Region blue, with all signage (running-in boards, totems, etc.) reflecting the 1950s/1960s era? Have other stations been deliberately repainted in any of the old regional colours, and if so which have received this treatment, and for what reason? (Dave Peel: 18505)

Kings Lynn. This is the first station selected by First Capital Connect to be redecorated in an historical style. It will receive British Railways totems applied to a Victorian paint scheme. Work began on 11th April for completion in September. The visible alterations will wait until the station is rewired. September 2013 RO: Kings Lynn. The heritage redecoration (see p.391, June RO) began in early July. After repairing roof leaks and rewiring the station it will have new LED lighting and automatic doors, and will be repainted in Chelsea blue and Gardina cream with red and gold trim. September 2014 RO: Kings Lynn. Michael Portillo formally opened the pseudo-heritage repaint and refurbishment (see p.605, September 2013 RO) on 22nd July with a plaque unveiling. Triggered by the station work, other parts of the town will be refurbished to encourage trade. (Phil Deaves: 20844)