Published in 2021 

ExploreStation is an initiative commissioned by Network Rail, and led by Design Council, exploring the future of railway stations across Britain. The aim is to create better travel experiences and new community hubs for the benefit of passengers and local people alike. 

The initiative also features 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 ThinkStation, a previous engagement programme created to inform a brief for a new approach to station design for small to medium-sized rail stations across the country. 

Our ExploreStation Exhibition Guide, which was produced as part of the first round of engagement and explores the design journey and proposed design framework, is available to read below.

You can also read our blog about the first round of engagement here, and sign up for updates about the second round of engagement, consisting of a series of immersive experiences and design workshops, here.