Northern is searching for volunteers to adopt their local stations in the Greater Manchester area.
Hundreds of adopters are already active across Northern’s network, working hand-in-hand with the operator to keep their local stations tidy and well presented. Northern is now seeking to recruit volunteers for 37 more stations.
Adopters would act as community custodians, helping to make their adopted stations and surrounding areas welcoming and attractive. They can also provide communication between the train operator and station users, and act as the eyes and ears of their station. People of all ages and backgrounds who wish to make a positive difference to their community can volunteer.
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.”
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.”
The Northern stations looking for adopters are:- Ashton under Lyne,Atherton,Belle Vue,Blackrod,Bramhall,Bredbury,Buckshaw Parkway,Burnage,Chassen Road,Clifton,East Didsbury,Farnworth,Flixton,Flowery Field,Gatley,Godley,Hagfold,Hazel Grove,Heald Green,Hyde Central,Hyde North,Humphrey Park,Ince,Kearsley,Lostock Parkway,Mills Hill,Moorside,Moses Gate,Mossley,Newton for Hyde,Reddish North,Ryder Brow,Salford Crescent,Styal,Swinton,Trafford Park andWoodley
To find out more visit northernrailway.co.uk/community or email [email protected]
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