Alsager Station Project

The Alsager volunteer adopters celebrated the 170th anniversary of the station on 9 October 2018, attended by pupils and teachers from Alsager High School and Councillor Shirley Jones, Chair of the Town Council.

During the year the volunteers organised a range of activities, including:

  • New plantings
  • A willow sculpture and an exhibition at Alsager Library. New artwork was created by students at Excalibur and Alsager Schools and displayed at the station.
  • New dementia friendly signage

The main anniversary activities centred around “Jinty” – the Henry Fowler steam locomotive most frequently based at the Alsager engine sheds.

In 2018 the Friends of Alsager Station were proud to win a Britain in Bloom “It’s Your Neighbourhood” Level 5 – Outstanding award. This is the highest score possible! They were also awarded an “It’s Your Station” Silver award by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP).

In 2019 Alsager Station won the Best Cheshire Station award for its anniversary activities. In the same year, volunteer Trevor Cotton, was shortlisted for an ACoRP Outstanding Volunteer award.
A community day was held at the station in May 2019 attended by volunteers from along the line bolstered by a team of Cross Country Trains work experience students who enthusiastically painted the Platform 1 shelter.

Most recently, a poster designed by Trevor Cotton, depicting the railway history of the town, has been installed on Platform 1.
Alsager is a dementia friendly town and the station is working toward dementia friendly status.

To get involved with this active and friendly team of volunteer adopters, please phone: 01782 232272 or fill in the online form here.

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