About this event

ExploreStation invites you to join Round 2 of our national conversation about the future of railway station design in the UK.

ExploreStation is a programme of online and face-to-face activities being organised by Design Council,  The Glass-House Community Led Design, Digital Urban and Commonplace, to help engage the public in shaping the final stages of a new station design standard being developed by 7N Architects for Network Rail. This design responds to Round 1 of the engagement, for which we received over 2,000 contributions and comments from over 6,000 visitors to our in-person and online events and platform.

This workshop will take place in Manchester on 12th May, 14:00 – 16:30 at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Design workshop: 14:00 – 16:30

This workshops will be a space to work with The Glass-House and other participants to explore station design through a series of hands-on and creative design activities. We will look at the emerging modular station design from 7N, and consider how it will shape people’s experience of stations in the future.This is a free workshop, but places are limited. Please register using this link to take part.

Immersive Virtual Reality Experience with Digital Urban

Also taking place in Manchester during the second week of February, our partners and digital creators Digital Urban for will be taking visitors on an immersive virtual reality experience where you can walk or travel through a typical new station. They will be located in the Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP, from 9 to 11 February.

You will be able to feel the movement of the train as you arrive into a station. You’ll hear train announcements as you walk through a station with your luggage. You’ll see the detail of the new station design and interchanges with the local community. And you will have fun – seeing and feeling the station design materialise, before Digital Urban invites you to share your views.

You are invited to explore two experiences. The first, ‘Explore Four’, allows you and friends or family to enjoy a group experience as they arrive into a station by train. Please feel welcome to book as a group, or as an individual. The second experience, ‘Explore More’, allows individuals to wear a virtual reality (VR) headset and explore a station on foot.

Your booking slot will allow you time to do both. Experiences are available to participants over 13 years old and they will have subtitled experience options. These immersive experiences will be run

Follow this link here to find out more and book your visit.