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

Partnership projects at Longton Station include:

  • City Mayor and Mayoress support local community to give Longton station a 'spring clean'
  • Volunteers from the North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership (NSCRP), together with train operator East Midlands Trains (EMT), Tesco at Longton and Meir Park and pupils from The Discovery Academy joined forces to give Longton Station a makeover at a Community Day on Tuesday 12th September.
  • Painting, cleaning, litter picking and gardening kept the volunteers busy and as a result Longton Station is now looking much improved.
  • The Lord Mayor of the City of Stoke-on-Trent, Councillor Ross Irving and Lady Mayoress, Christine Warren, together with local councillors, Daniel Jellyman, Stephen Funnel, Sheila Pitt and Chris Robinson all came along to add their support.
  • Railways have always played a vital role within local communities and they become better gateways when communities are engaged in making them more welcoming for passengers and visitors. The combined effort of all the volunteers, to improve the station environment, has been amazing and my heartfelt thanks to them all for making this day such a huge success”.

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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