THE BRIGHT idea to revamp some of the gas lamps around Great Malvern railway station has now been realised.
The project has been ongoing for three years since the celebration to mark 150 years of trains coming to Great Malvern and has been funded by the Railway Heritage Trust and the town council.
It has seen the Victorian style lamps directly opposite the station transformed and fitted with new cast iron structures and more efficient electric powered bulbs which mimic gas light.
Many have praised the gentle glow from the new lamps in direct contrast to those fitted on the actual station which cast a bright orange haze.
Brian Harper, from Malvern based Transition Gasketeers which has developed the technology, said: “These are the first lights to go up which have electric powered gas light.
“They are lower in energy consumption, have a longer life expectancy and require next to zero maintenance in excess of ten years.
“They not only give out a gas light, but they behave as a gas light and look like gas lamps as well.”
Coun Paul Tuthill has been one of the leading figures behind the project and has also helped secure two of the new style lamps at the recently refurbished Malvern Link railway station.
He said: “The town council has now finished its project and we have got we wanted. I would encourage everyone to come down to Great Malvern station to have a look at the new lamps.”