Railway stations provide the setting for meetings and departures. Trains
roaring through contrast with the bleakness of an empty platform after
farewells have been made. Several UK stations have drawn on Brief Encounter
as a name for refreshment rooms. Carnforth Station, now described as ‘The
Home of Brief Encounter’, has made a major tourist attraction out of its
contact with the actual filming of the night scenes there. It replicates the
film’s tea room, screens the film daily, and has a shop full of souvenir
artefacts of the film.