Line News & Events

  • Community partnerships make Uttoxeter bloom

    16th June 2016

    Uttoxeter Rail Station volunteers have launched two special initiatives which will brighten up the town at a special event on Thursday 16 June ...

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  • Celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday

    10th June 2016

    On Friday 10 June, we held a Summer Garden Party at Kidsgrove station ...

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  • 'A Spotter Tea' makes passengers day

    A community enterprise at Kidsgrove station is celebrating its first anniversary and winning praise from rail passengers ...

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    12th January 2016

    For the 5th year running, Alsager station has been recognised at the annual Cheshire Best Kept Stations awards and this year it has taken the top accolade - Overall Winner ....

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  • Celebrating 10 Years of Achievements

    30th September 2015

    10th Anniversary poster designed by Jordan Boughey to illustrate £1000s of investment raised for North Staffordshire Line ...

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  • North Staffordshire Line stations win again

    18th September 2015

    North Staffordshire Line stations (Crewe-Stoke-Derby route) have again been put in the spotlight at the annual East Midlands Trains (EMT) Best Stations Awards ...

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Welcome to the North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership Website

We’re North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership and we work to promote and develop the Crewe-Stoke-Derby rail route, known as the North Staffordshire Line.


Our key aims are:

  • Involving the local community, including schools, businesses and local councils, in innovative projects to improve the route for passengers
  • Developing station improvement projects to improve the travel experience
  • Encouraging and facilitating station ‘adoption’, building volunteer support for route stations from the community
  • Promoting the North Staffordshire Line for travel to work, to education and for leisure
  • To improve the Crewe - Stoke - Derby Service to help realise its strategic importance as a key rail link between the North-West and the East Midlands and as a connecting service to all parts of the UK

Find out more...


Click here to download the "10 years of Success" anniversary report.


Click here for National Rail Enquiries

National Community Rail Award winners

  • Most Improved Community Station
  • Outstanding Contribution by CRP Officer
  • Best Small Project
  • Outstanding Teamwork


Enjoy ‘A Spotter Tea’ at
Kidsgrove station

Grab a drink and snack for your journey at our new community-run café
A Spotter Tea
Platform 1 Waiting Room, Kidsgrove station
Open 0700-1000 weekdays and 0800-1200 Saturdays

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