The Railways’ Furness Furness

The railway freight furniture retailer is closing down its London branch, following a decision to buy out a second-hand factory that was once a popular place to stock the company’s furniture.

The store, which has been open since its establishment in London’s Victoria Embankment in the early 1980s, will close on Tuesday at the end of February.

It will also be closing its London office, which opened in 2012.

A statement from the company said: ‘Furness Furnishings has been an integral part of the railway industry for more than 80 years and is one of the leading suppliers of train equipment and fixtures across the country.

‘We would like to thank all our customers for their patronage for many decades and wish them the best for the future.’

Furnishings, which is based in Birmingham, is owned by the British Railways.

Fellow retailer Victoria Embraer, which also sells train furniture, said it was closing the doors of its London store.

”Our plans to close our London store will be announced shortly.

We will be opening a new store in the West End in the coming months and will be relocating our production facilities from Birmingham to other parts of the country,” it said in a statement.

Trainspotting, which was filmed at the Furness factory in the 1980s and 1990s, has been hailed as a documentary-style look at how the railways operate.

Last year, the director of the Film and TV Institute, Nick Beaumont, said: ‘There is a bit of nostalgia about this shop.’

In a statement, Furness said it had no comment on the closure.

Earlier this year, Furnish bought out the plant that manufactured the furniture for the films Trainspotter, and Trainscope.

In addition, Furns Furniture was purchased by the Royal Mail in 2014.

At the time, Furniture said it planned to ‘rebuild’ its London and Birmingham stores.