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New group on track to spruce up Stourbridge stations

New group on track to spruce up Stourbridge stations

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2019 10:01 BST

A new community group has been formed to bring a new lease of life to Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town railway stations – and it’s looking for new members. Friends of Stourbridge Stations (FOSS) will be looking to spruce up the two railway stations, by creating colourful new floral displays and running community activities throughout the year.

Entries now open for prestigious Community Rail Awards

Entries now open for prestigious Community Rail Awards

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2019 15:59 BST

The search for the excellence in the community rail movement begins today (17 April 2019) as entries open for the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) Community Rail Awards. The awards, now in its fifteenth year, celebrates and rewards the innovation and hard work from the unsung stars of the community rail movement.

Thousands of volunteers across Britain bring stations and railways into the heart of communities

Thousands of volunteers across Britain bring stations and railways into the heart of communities

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2019 15:30 BST

​A report out today (11 April) has revealed that a hidden army of 8,500 ‘community rail’ volunteers give nearly 400,000 hours a year to bring local railway lines and stations back into the heart of their communities – promoting sustainable travel, empowering communities, and benefitting health, wellbeing and social inclusion.

Thousands of volunteers across Britain bring stations and railways into the heart of communities

Thousands of volunteers across Britain bring stations and railways into the heart of communities

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2019 15:30 BST

​A report out today (11 April) has revealed that a hidden army of 8,500 ‘community rail’ volunteers give nearly 400,000 hours a year to bring local railway lines and stations back into the heart of their communities – promoting sustainable travel, empowering communities, and benefitting health, wellbeing and social inclusion.

Hagley Art Club brings a splash of colour to local railway station

Hagley Art Club brings a splash of colour to local railway station

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2019 11:55 BST

The platforms and waiting areas at Hagley station have been brightened up by a local art group. A set of ten original pieces created by Hagley Art Club, are featuring in a new 'On Platform Art Exhibition' - the first of a number planned for railway stations across the West Midlands.

Dragons and heroes to call at Stone station for St George’s Day

Dragons and heroes to call at Stone station for St George’s Day

Press Releases   •   Apr 02, 2019 09:06 BST

​Dragons, knights, princesses and their families are invited to a special St George’s Day celebration at Stone Railway station. Writer and storyteller, Dave Tong, will be telling mesmerising tales of heroes gone by, with an interactive performance at the station’s community Centre on Tuesday 23 April.

Mayor of Watford praises community rail projects on the Abbey Line

Mayor of Watford praises community rail projects on the Abbey Line

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2019 13:04 GMT

The Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has been praising community rail projects on the Abbey Line. The Mayor made a special visit to Garston station yesterday (21 March), to meet with local station adopters, volunteers and the Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP), to find out more about the support given to the work of volunteers along the route.

A final call – who are the region’s Cross City Heroes?

A final call – who are the region’s Cross City Heroes?

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2019 07:13 GMT

The countdown is on to nominate heroic groups from across the West Midlands to receive recognition at local Cross City line stations. With less than two weeks left for entries into the Cross City Heroes competition (nominations open until 31 March) – West Midlands Railway is calling for even more communities to highlight groups who have made a real difference in their area.

Local WI to share a message of love with passengers at Wellington

Local WI to share a message of love with passengers at Wellington

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2019 11:33 GMT

A special display at Wellington station will be sharing a message of love with rail passengers this Valentine’s day. The local Women’s Institute (WI) are working with The Climate Coalition for their annual 'Show the Love' project. This year’s initiative will be based on the platforms at Wellington station from Monday (11 Feb) onwards.

Student artwork celebrates 170 years of Stone station

Student artwork celebrates 170 years of Stone station

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2019 13:05 GMT

Special artwork has been unveiled at Stone station, to celebrate 170 years of train services to and from the town. Students from Abbey Hill School in Longton have produced a set of paintings, which depict the station then and now. 11 of these pictures are now displayed around the waiting shelter on platform one.

Local community brightens up Milton Keynes station entrance

Local community brightens up Milton Keynes station entrance

Press Releases   •   Jan 28, 2019 10:39 GMT

Local children have come together with community volunteers and railway staff, to fill new planters outside Milton Keynes station. Great Linford Scouts were joined by Milton Keynes Model Railway Society and London Northwestern Railway staff on Saturday (26 January), to put the display together outside the main station entrance.

Railway station volunteers praised by West Midlands Mayor

Railway station volunteers praised by West Midlands Mayor

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2019 14:02 GMT

Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, has been praising the work of railway station volunteers across the region. He recently met with a group of local station adopters at Stechford, to learn about their work and encourage more groups to get involved in their local area.

Poetry for passengers at Kenilworth station café

Poetry for passengers at Kenilworth station café

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 10:10 BST

Passengers travelling through Kenilworth station can enjoy some poetry in the station’s community cafe over the next three weeks. Matt Black, who is from nearby Leamington Spa, will be visiting the station at various times to entertain customers. He will be performing until the start of Kenilworth Arts Festival on Thursday 20 September.