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Northern launches search for Cheshire station adopters

Northern is on the lookout for community custodians to help out at some of its stations in Cheshire.

The rail operator is searching for volunteers to adopt the station and devote some of their free time to helping make the platforms and surrounding area look their best.

Hundreds of adopters are already active across the network, working hand-in-hand with Northern to keep stations clean, tidy and well presented.

Chris Jackson, Regional Director at Northern, said: “Station adopters provide a vital link between Northern and the communities we serve, and they all do fantastic work at our stations, providing the best possible environment for our customers and local people alike.

“We’re very fortunate in the North to have so many people who care so deeply about the railway and I’m incredibly grateful for all the time they donate and all the hard work that makes such a difference to the station environment.

“Many of our stations have active adopters and ‘Friends of’ groups, but some don’t and we’re looking for community volunteers who are willing to give their time to help us make a difference for their community.”

Within Cheshire, Northern is looking for station adopters at:

  • Adlington
  • Congleton
  • Glazebrook
  • Hough Green
  • Ince and Elton
  • Poynton
  • Prestbury
  • Sankey for Penketh
  • Stanlow and Thornton
  • Warrington Central
  • Warrington West
  • Wilmslow

Chris added: “Our vision is to make a positive impact for the North and during the past 18 months we’ve invested in significant improvements across our network. We’ve completed the introduction of our new trains, have fully refurbished our older trains and enhanced the majority of our stations.

“Now we need local people to lend a hand and help us make our stations a true part of the community.”

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Pictured - Regional Director Chris Jackson stand with one of Northern's bi-mode 769 trains.

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