Rail station adoption scheme blossoming as number of volunteers exceeds 200

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Greater Anglia’s station adopters are swinging into action with the arrival of Spring, as the number of volunteers across the region exceeds 200 for the first time.

With the increase in station adopters, the scheme is blossoming, just like the station gardens and community projects they have created.

There are still 46 stations available for adoption on the Greater Anglia network, with 94 already being cared for by teams and individuals who are making use of their local rail station to benefit their community or are improving them so that visitors get a better first impression of their area.

The most recent stations to be adopted are Braintree, Bury St Edmunds, Ely, Hertford East and Witham.

The adopters will get together to share ideas and learn about the train operator’s plans for 2018 at four special coffee mornings being held in Norwich and Chelmsford this week, and at Cambridge and Ipswich later this month.

Alan Neville, Greater Anglia’s Community and Customer Engagement Manager, said, “Our station adopters are doing great things for their communities and this year will be no exception, with more stations being adopted and some exciting plans for gardens and events.

“We are very grateful for their continued hard work which has brought real benefits by improving the links between Greater Anglia and the communities we serve.

“There are many more stations across the network waiting to be adopted and I would urge anyone who has an idea for a project to get in touch.”

Greater Anglia is also offering empty spaces in stations to local communities across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. Anyone who is interested should visit https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/about-us/community-space