Beat me to it!!!! The outside looks good but stand on platform 3 and look around for a few mins and you soon realise its very tired and very mid 90s in a Regional Railways sort of way!
Water Orton, when I was there last year the entrance / former booking office (that you must walk through) / staircase was in a shocking, shocking state.
For example, Teesside Airport could do with a massively upgraded service combined with infrastructure improvements (a staffed station building with a shelter for a bus shuttle to the airport would be good).
It's not that bad. A bit miserable and could do with decent lighting but it's in an awkward space and really there's worse stations.There are several stations on the merseyrail network. All of the underground stations need refurbished (although this has already started with Liverpool central) but the worst station on the network by a mile has to be Green Lane over the Mersey in birkenhead by Cammel laird ship yard (a subsidiary of metro cammel) it is shockingly bad!
Shrewsbury could be an awesome station with some money and attention thrown at it... but ATW just don't care. Why? Because it's not in Wales! Pathetic really, especially considering it's the ATW network's second station, after Cardiff.
The tiny waiting room for the main four platforms is ridiculous, and the toilets are also small and rather naff.
Really they need to spend a good wad of money and do justice to the listed building, the general historic setting of the area and the old-fashioned feel of the station. Shrewsbury could be an awesome station with some money and attention thrown at it... but ATW just don't care. Why? Because it's not in Wales! Pathetic really, especially considering it's the ATW network's second station, after Cardiff.
Yeah, Birmingham New Street is a nightmare