Our 'Adopt a Station' scheme aims to help improve our links with local
communities and customers living near unstaffed railway stations.
The scheme has similar objectives to the ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ scheme where
local people help us by keeping an eye on their unstaffed railway station.
We want to keep our unstaffed stations
clean and pleasant, so this scheme is designed to encourage regular feedback
about the facilities available. This
will help us ensure they meet the high standards expected by you, our
So what do station adopters do? As an
adopter, the basic requirement is to submit at least two reports a month about
the condition of the station. We will
ask you to report on matters such as litter, graffiti, vandalism, lighting,
information help points and timetable information. If there are any issues that might need
addressing, the Station Manager will ensure our maintenance operatives are
aware so that they can be addressed.
At some stations, it may be possible to care for floral displays or the station
garden. We have many great examples
where volunteers maintain their gardens to a very high standard with many being
recognised by winning national awards.
There is no financial commitment to you
as an adopter and there is no requirement for you to undertake any cleaning or
maintenance issues as these are done on a weekly basis by our own staff. You can adopt a station as an individual or
as part of a group.
In return for your support, adopters receive an annual travel vouchers to the
value of £75 for an individual or £200 for a group. These can be used on any
part of the UK rail network.
You will also be invited to one of five
annual regional conferences that are held in the Spring in Swansea, Cardiff,
Shrewsbury, Portmeirion and Chester; where you can meet other adopters and find
out the latest news from within the business.
To find out which stations are
available for adoption, please visit Stations available for Adoption. If you
can't see your local station, it will have been adopted.
To find out more about how to adopt a station, please contact our Customer
Relations team on 03333 211 202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .