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Facebook campaign loses fight to keep Homebase ad makeover at Carlisle station

Published: 25 February 2010
Almost 8,000 members signed up in a bid to maintain vibrant paint scheme and garden creation at busy Citadel station.
Facebook campaign loses fight to keep Homebase ad makeover at Carlisle station
A Facebook campaign, 'Help keep Carlisle station like this', lost its battle to maintain the railway station's Homebase makeover when the council repainted the building several days ago.

Homebase transformed the Citadel station last week as part of a new TV advert, covering its bridge with technicolour stripes and turning one platform into a garden area complete with plants and garden furniture.

Plush furniture, rugs and lamps also lined one platform, which had been decorated with turquoise paint and purple wallpaper. A kitchen was even installed at the station for the week-long shoot.

Locals were so impressed with the makeover, they were determined to keep it, leading student Eden Dunn to start the Facebook group, which drew 7,971 members.

However, shortly after filming finished at the weekend, the council restored the station, which is a listed building, to its former glory.

Homebase used more than 250m sq of wallpaper, 1,500m sq of flooring and 1,800 litres of paint to transform the station. The advert will be aired later this year but pictures of the station can be seen at Keep Carlisle train station like this

Homebase plans to transform a number of other spaces in the UK as part of its ad campaign to show people what they can achieve at home.

Comments

Published prior to March 2014
By Mike Lamb
Wish they would paint Blackburn Station in a similar way.
Published prior to March 2014
By Paddy Harrison
That is just typical,it looked absolutely brilliant and cheered every one up .Did they give a GOOD reason for getting rid..can't think of one.
Published prior to March 2014
By johnboy
Thought it was a creative spoof at first,then guessed that .... wish it could be retained as a brilliant concept-thanks to the production co.
Published prior to March 2014
By Darren
I have just seen the ad on tv, what a cool idea, just wish I could have seen it in the flesh while it was still there.
Published prior to March 2014
By pobs1976
Carlisle station may not have benefited from the Homebase ad,can Homebase use their ads to benefit other areas in desperate need of a makeover? Come on guys a bit of imagination next time, good for you good for the community.
Published prior to March 2014
By Radfax
Typical, instead of leaving something that was appreciated by the people, the railway just spend more money to grey the whole thing out, short sighted and definately not with the public in mind. Loosers
Published prior to March 2014
By Stevieb
There are many run down areas that would benefit from this kind of transformation but please dont mess with our railway heritage - Citadel is a great railway station and listed too

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