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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Projects with the Community

Thanks to the support of many local schools, businesses, parish and town councils, we have been able to roll out a great many projects at intermediate stations all along the route, including,

  • Station artwork by schoolchildren
  • Permanent station murals, sponsored by local businesses/councils/the rail industry
  • Children’s poetry competition to help them learn about rail and encourage use of rail
  • Trips on Train to introduce children to rail travel

We also hold regular Community Days at stations. These days are arranged to support the activities of station volunteers and serve to ‘spring clean’ stations.

At these events we are supported by East Midlands Trains’ staff, Day Centre members, British Transport Police officers, schoolchildren and staff from many other local supporters, including TESCO, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, local authority staff, Network Rail and ACoRP.

Click here for information about organising a station Community Day

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