Poet John Betjeman waxed lyrical about Huddersfield railway station.
Both colleges have joined forces with train operator First Transpennine Express (FTPE) to display poems written by students.
Greenhead students inspired by the sights and sounds of Huddersfield Railway Station have been given a platform for their work.
The poems were penned as part of a creative writing project for first year students known as Projects and Workshadowing (PaWs) week.
This year, the three-day project saw 15 students visit the train station to gather inspiration, write poetry and prose, with their work now on show in the waiting room. Titles of poems include ‘Please listen for further announcements’, ‘Next Stop’ and ‘Welcome to Huddersfield Station’.
Alice Hickman, English teacher at Greenhead College, added: “We’re really happy and proud of our students who have produced some wonderful writing and images for the exhibition, and we’d like to thank First TransPennine Express for making the exhibition possible.
“We hope that the commuters and travellers who come in and out of Huddersfield station will enjoy the poems and images, taking a few moments out of their busy lives for a little quiet reflection.”
The creative writing project is lead by local writer and ex-Greenhead College student Rachel Laurence and Alice Hickman.
The Kirklees College poems were created by adult learners on a creative writing course at Dewsbury Centre.
Their poems, on displayed in one of the Dewsbury station’s waiting rooms, are all on a railway theme and have been paired with black and white photos taken by Alex Lalousis, of Mirfield, who is taking a degree in contemporary photographic arts at Batley School of Art.
Creative writing tutor Rachel Laurence said: “It has been a wonderful experience for all the students to see their work displayed in such a prominent place within the community.
“It has also been rewarding working in association with FTPE who have given us such a fantastic space to exhibit the work and whose staff could not have been more helpful throughout the process.”
Will Munton, West Yorkshire station manager for FTPE, said: “We’re committed to supporting the local communities across our network and working closely with local organisations to turn our stations into more than just a waiting room. The poems really add that local touch that visitors will enjoy.”