ANOTHER SUCCESS -- Dolau station, an unstaffed halt on the Centre Wales Line between Knighton and Llandrindod Wells, has chalked up yet another success: this time in the 2003 Station of the Year Competition. This competition is organized by "Rail" magazine with sponsorship from Angel Trains Group Ltd and is for the whole of Mainland Britain. Dolau station, which is cared for voluntarily by Dolau Station Action Group, came joint second in the small stations category. The commendation read: "This unstaffed Central Wales Line Station is well known - an awards ceremony without a mention just wouldn't be the same. Dolau's double figures in the Wales in Bloom railway section trophies is an achievement without parallel." Dolau's honorary stationmaster, Steve Vipond, attended the awards ceremony at The Meridian in London's Park Lane and was presented with Dolau's certificate by BBC news presenter Jeremy Vine in front of 1,200 invited guests. Also present was Chris Miller of Wales and Borders Trains which currently operates services on the Central Wales Line. There were 14 finalists in the small stations section; Appleby on the Settle and Carlisle Line came first, with Brentford in Middlesex coming joint second with Dolau. Aberystwyth and Llanwrtyd Wells, another Central Wales Line station, also featured in the finalists. For Llanwrtyd, which features a tree planted by veteran campaigner Doug Jones to commemorate the heroic canine Ruswarp, this was a first.