Richmond Station’s old railway posters

The stairs of Richmond station became something of a time machine in  December 2011. When the current day advertising boards were removed they revealed a set of posters that had not seen the light of day since the mid 1980’s. 

Open and Shut on the Southern – BR poster

A poster explaining how to operate the door buttons on the new trains back in 1986. It was beginning of the end of slam door trains on London’s commuter routes. Whilst its all very well to explain the changes to passengers anyone who couldn’t read the buttons on the trains themselves was very unlikely to read a more detailed poster on the steps of the station either! 

Winnersh Triangle Station – opening (BR poster)

An advert for the new Winnersh Triangle Station dates some of the posters back to 1986.

London Connection Capitalcard – BR Poster

This London Connection Capitalcard could have been from right back in 1984.

Rail Rovers – BR poster
Dodging the Fare – BR Poster
Gatwick in 1800 seconds – BR poster
Chessington Zoo – BR poster
Visit Jersey and Guernsey – BR poster
Inter City Sleepers – BR poster
Seconds Count – BR poster
Train vs plane – BR poster

Senior Citizen Railcard poster – now available to men of 60 and over! 

Intercity Sleepers

InterCity’s rivals were the car and the plane – which gets dealt with in this poster.

Getting people on and off trains promptly is not a new problem….

Get away from it all on a combined ticket to Jersey & Guernsey