Line News & Events

  • '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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  • Silver Gilt award for Alsager station

    10th November 2015

    The first-class volunteer team at Alsager station have scooped yet another award ....

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  • Kidsgrove takes top honours

    12th October 2015

    Just a few weeks after being named East Midlands Trains Best Small Station 2015, Kidsgrove station has received further honours ...

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  • North Staffordshire CRP projects recognised at Community Rail Awards

    5th October 2015

    A trio of North Staffordshire CRP projects have won a national Community Rail Award ....

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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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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.

Great savings at tourist attractions when you travel on the North Staffordshire Line.
Download the vouchers in our Route Guide.
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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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