We are currently in the very earlier stages of making contact and entering discussions with the various land owners of the most threatened parts of the Ashburton Station site. We therefore have no concrete target to aim for at this point in time. We have however made an educated estimate on what the likely costs for acquiring, what we feel are the most at risk, plots and for establishing Ashburton Station Heritage and Education Centre. Our estimated cost for this part of the project is £2-3 million, which is definitely no small figure, but we believe it is not insurmountable, especially when you see what other heritage railways have recently achieved.
We have to finalise our constitution before we can actually accept any funds but if you would like to help save Ashburton Station and return the railway to Ashburton please send us a pledge, we will get back to you when we launch our fundraising.