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Join Design Council and Network Rail in shaping a new passenger hub – workshop opportunities

Help influence the design of the next generation of railway stations.ThinkStation logo (partnership between the Design Council and Network Rail)

ThinkStation is run by the Design Council in partnership with Network Rail. The initiative builds on recent work to help develop the latter’s Principles of Good Design, supporting them to be a more customer-focused, service-driven organisation that puts passengers first.

This month ThinkStation launches a series of 11 pioneering workshops that will take place in Bristol, Glasgow, London and Manchester between 22 November 2019 and 28 January 2020. Workshops are free to attend. Each interactive design session will focus on one specific design principle and show how it can be embedded to create a railway station of the future.

ThinkStation workshops are open to community groups, industry experts and other stakeholders involved and interested in rail, including those of us working in wayfinding. A line-up of inspiring, high-profile speakers includes acclaimed broadcaster, transport historian and former SDS seminar speaker, Tim Dunn, and disability and gender equity advocate, Dr Hannah Barham-Brown. Participants will be challenged to think innovatively about how they can elevate railway stations from being an essential to an enjoyable part of people’s journeys, whatever the occasion.

Interested in taking part in a ThinkStation session?  Places are strictly limited, so register your interest now. Email any questions to:

If you are an SDS member and attend one of the upcoming ThinkStation sessions, do consider writing up your experience for publication on our website news page. Contact our Administrator Kate (email: with your article.