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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  • 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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