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Colourful Planter to brighten Glasgow Station

Colourful Planter to brighten Glasgow Station

A colourful new train – known as Barry the Barrel – has rolled into Glasgow’s Exhibition Centre station.

It’s a train-shaped floral planter - made from old whisky barrels, and filled with spring flowers to welcome visitors to the ScotRail station.

The work was carried out by The Rotary Club of Charing Cross, whose members volunteered to brighten and maintain the station environment as part of ScotRail’s Adopt a Station scheme.

John Yellowlees, ScotRail external relations manager, said: “We believe that the Rotary Club of Charing Cross’s adoption of Exhibition Centre will ‘lift the spirits’ of the many thousands who use or pass through the station.”

Barry the Barrel train’s arrival comes just in time for the Model Rail Scotland 2012 exhibition, which organisers say will be the biggest model railway exhibition ever held in Scotland.


More than 15,000 rail enthusiasts from across the UK are expected to attend the event from 24-26 February at the SECC.

Trevor Graham, of the Rotary Club of Charing Cross, said: “We are delighted to adopt Exhibition Centre station, and hope that Barry the Barrel train will extend a seasonal welcome to visitors at Model Rail Scotland 2012 and other exhibitions at the SECC.”

The Rotary Club of Charing Cross has also installed other planters and a flower bed at Exhibition Centre station.