A DISUSED room at Westbury Railway Station has been transformed into a office area and community space.

The community rail partnership, TransWilts, has announced the completion of work to refurbish and redecorate the Westbury White Horse room.

Sophie Martin, from TransWilts, said: “The new Westbury White Horse Room has been completed at Westbury station.

“This is a community-based room open to bookings and we are very pleased with the end result.

“Our concept and aims for this project were to transform the disused room within the Grade Two building to work both as a community space and a workable office area whilst being sympathetic to the station heritage.

“Westbury is an ideal location for meetings used by Community Rail Partnerships, Great Western Railway, train operating company staff, local groups, establishments and schools.

“We hope this room will strengthen the relationship between community rail, local authorities, CRPs, Wiltshire Council, South West Local Enterprise Partnership, station adoption groups, schools and bring stations back into the heart of the community.”

The room was revamped with support and funding from GWR and the Community Rail Network.

Miss Martin added: “The sustainable benefits to the community include local and affordable meeting room facilities.

“The room delivers benefits to local people, such as through local volunteering, community events and we have aspirations to use the space as an education training centre.

“We hope to strengthen our partnerships with schools, community groups, other train operating companies, Wiltshire groups and organisations.

“This collaboration with the rail industry and others will help to deliver improvements to the community and assist in overcoming challenges, helping to build trust and confidence back in to public transport.