Extra hoardings have been erected around a derelict and dilapidated Suffolk station 'for the safety of station staff and the public'.

However, a spokesperson for rail firm Greater Anglia could not say whether the barriers had been installed at the Victorian-era Trimley station because of the risk the station building might collapse.

The premises has not been used since closing to passengers in the 1960s and community group Trimley Station Community Trust has been seeking to save the building from demolition by finding sources of funding.

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Weeds have since sprouted in the roof, which is missing a number of slate grey tiles.

Bids had been made for lottery funding, which were all rejected, while the trust has looked at other potential sources, but these needed match funding which the trust did not have.

East Anglian Daily Times: Repairs are carried out to the roof at Trimley stationRepairs are carried out to the roof at Trimley station (Image: Charlotte Bond)The spokesperson said: “As a precautionary step, we have installed additional hoarding around the building at Trimley so that no one is at risk.

“We are constantly monitoring the building structure to ensure the safety of the public and station staff."

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In May, a Greater Anglia spokesperson said: "We are still working to determine its future but there are no viable plans that have been put forward but we are still assessing our next steps."

Rail operator Network Rail was on the brink of demolishing the building in 2019, but agreed to hand over the lease to the trust if enough funding was secured.

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Having opened in 1891, the building is thought to be the sole surviving country railway station constructed by the Great Eastern Railway in Suffolk.

The Trimley Station Community Trust has been approached for comment...

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