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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Longton Station Project

Longton station is in the Stoke-on-Trent City Council Local Authority area, serving the south of the city. Annual footfall is 73,210 (based on Office of Rail and Road station usage).

Longton (along with Longport 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 Longton station include:

  • Encouragement of station adoption by local residents, who have worked to re-establish and now maintain the station gardens
  • Installation of planter baskets for seasonal planting by volunteers
  • Community art poster project for the station underpass, involving students from Longton High School, who recycled rail tickets and timetables to create collages on the environmental benefits of rail travel
  • Community involvement noticeboard to encourage more community support for the station
  • Permanent station mural on Platform 2, focusing on Longton history and sponsored by AMCO and East Midlands Trains, to celebrate the improvements to Longton Bridge (2013)

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

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