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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Longport Station Project

Longport station is in the Stoke-on-Trent City Council local authority area, serving the north of the City. Annual footfall is 43,026 (based on Office of Rail and Road station usage 2013/14).

Longport (along with Longton station) was the focus of one of our first station improvement projects in 2006. Winning a grant of £244,000 from North Staffordshire Regeneration Zone, we worked with the then rail franchisee for the Crewe-Derby service (Central Trains) to install

  • Improved waiting shelter facilities for passengers  - anti-vandal specification
  • Closed circuit TV (CCTV)
  • Customer Information Screens (CIS) with public address

In recent years, Partnership projects at Longport station include:

  • Encouragement of station adoption by local residents, who help keep Longport station litter-free for passengers and maintain the garden planters
  • Community art poster collages by students from REACH Pupil Referral Service,Stoke-on-Trent, featuring Stoke-on-Trent Past, Present and Future
  • Repair and resurfacing of the passenger footbridge crossing surface with anti-slip coating (sponsored by Stoke-on-Trent City Council)

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

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