A NEW group has been formed by the Bala Lake Railway (BLR) Society to help maintain and improve the facilities at Llangower station, the line’s picturesque ‘half-way’ halt by the lake.

The Llangower Group met for the first time on April 25 and got straight to work painting and preserving the infrastructure as well as completing the new signal box.

Plans for the future include new fencing, a waiting shelter and facilities for the sales of drinks and snacks on peak running days.

BLR Society Chairman Dave Rutt said; “The station at Llangower is in a beautiful setting by the lake and this group aims to give the station the attention it deserves, transforming it into a little gem that the railway can be proud of”.

The BLR Society say that, by concentrating on one particular location, it is hoped this will 'heighten members’ sense of involvement and pride in a really worthwhile exercise'.

The group will start organising monthly working parties later this year.