Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall are travelling to or through every stop on the UK’s rail network. Will they inspire a new generation of train travellers?
Railway stations are places we go to and places we pass through, places that are home and far from home, places we whiz through or wait at. They can be functional or baldly beautiful, eerily quiet or frustratingly frantic. Sometimes they sell sandwiches from Costa and sometimes from Pumpkin.
But whatever the station’s elemental essence, Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall want to visit it. The couple are four weeks into a 14-week odyssey to see and film Britain’s 2,563 National Rail stations. “We wanted to do something memorable,” says Marshall.