As we continue to make good progress with the restoration work, we are pleased to announce that our first tenant has been confirmed.

Market Rasen resident, Mandy Wilton has decided to set up a new venture at the station having seen the potential of the building. Mandy will be opening a coffee shop at the train station called Platform 2. Mandy had a “lightbulb moment” when she saw the property.

She said “I am a regular train user and have often thought I could do with a coffee whilst standing out in the cold on the platform”.

Mandy will be running the shop with her daughter and will hopefully look to recruit in the future once they are settled in their new premises. She is also keen to use local produce in the cafe and work with a local home baker to supply cakes etc.

Having Mandy at the station will provide train users with the opportunity to buy a coffee for the journey or sit inside in the warm whilst they wait for their train. Visitors to the Heritage Room will also be able to learn about the station history and then stay for a snack, as will users of the Community Room.