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Explore Britain’s Most Breath-Taking Landscapes At London Waterloo Station

Network Rail has transformed Britain’s busiest station into a multimedia art gallery, as London Waterloo plays host to the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards exhibition from today until 7th February 2016.

For the sixth year, Network Rail is supporting the competition, where amateur and professional photographers can highlight the very best imagery of Britain’s beautiful rural and urban scenery and compete for the top prize of £10,000.

With over 100 million people using the station every year, Waterloo is a perfect backdrop to display the winning entries from the competition, showcasing the very best of British cities and countryside in the very heart of the capital. This year’s overall winner was Andy Farrer for his photograph of the beach and cliffs at Bat’s Head in Dorset.

Dozens of images of the winning and commended entries from this year’s competition are being exhibited on the station’s retail balcony, including the winner of the Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape’ award, which rewards the best image taken of Britain’s railway network. A stunning image of a freight train curving through the countryside as it approaches a sun-lit Ribblehead Viaduct in North Yorkshire, taken by Robert France, won the railway award this year.

Awards founder, Charlie Waite, said: “These Awards aim to tell the world that the British landscape is perfect for great experiences of all kinds. We hope that the millions of people who will pass through Waterloo during the exhibition, both regular commuters and visitors from home and overseas, will enjoy the photography of our talented winners and help to spread the word that Britain is a wonderful place to explore and photograph.”

David Biggs, managing director of property at Network Rail said: “This competition celebrates something very special – the way this country looks from its coasts, cities and countryside, much of which can be viewed or visited by our rail network. We want to create truly exceptional stations for passengers and visitors by bringing the arts and interactivity into a natural exhibition space. We’re proud to be able to showcase this exhibition for the millions of visitors and passengers who use London Waterloo, Britain’s biggest and busiest railway station.”

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