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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  • IT’S OFFICIAL: ALSAGER IS CHESHIRE’S BEST STATION

    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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Blythe Bridge Station Project

Blythe Bridge station is in the Staffordshire County Council Local Authority area and is the only remaining station in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Annual footfall is 68,444 (based on Office of Rail and Road station usage 2013/14).

Thanks to great support from Staffordshire County Council, Forsbrook Parish Council, East Midlands Trains and the local community, we have been able to deliver a number of improvement projects at Blythe Bridge station, including

  • Improved waiting shelter facilities for passengers  - anti-vandal specification
  • New platform seating
  • Closed circuit TV (CCTV)
  • Customer Information Screens (CIS) with public address (as part of our multi-station bid to Access for All (2008))
  • Encouragement of station adoption by the local community – Blythe Bridge was officially adopted by Forsbrook Parish Council in 2007 and was our first station volunteer project
  • Clearance and replanting of all station garden areas, which are now improved and managed by the Blythe Bridge station volunteer team, and station planters for seasonal colour
  • Community involvement noticeboards to encourage community support for the station
  • A poster art project by children from Forsbrook Primary School to help brighten the station

Find out more about how station volunteers and the local community now, through our work, support Blythe Bridge and other stations on the North Staffordshire Line 

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