Why not Adopt a Station?
Get involved with your local railway through the new Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership (CRP)
Communities, businesses and tourist attractions are all invited to work with the rail industry and the County Council to promote rail services across Worcestershire.
It’s great for residents too
Community rail is a great way of inspiring residents of all ages and walks of life to get involved in making their local railway station an attractive place to be. Activities can include gardening projects, art displays and using station buildings for a range of events.
Participation promotes social ties and gives local communities a sense of pride and ownership in their local station.
Of the 18 Stations in the County, Alvechurch, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Evesham, and Wythall have been formally adopted so far.
January 2020: Station adoption activity is paused during the current national lockdown. Please see the individual station pages for information on how to get involved once the restrictions are lifted.
Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership has been established to enable local communities to work with the three Train Operating Companies to improve the 18 stations within the County.
Adopting a station provide opportunities to:
- Engage with communities to improve station facilities and encourage support for rail use.
- Encourage Station Adoption Groups to enhance station environments and build local pride in the facilities.
- Improve station accessibility through sustainable travel plans.
- Support links between the stations and local businesses.
Current partners include the Cotswold Line Promotion Group, Cross Country Trains, Great Western Railway, West Midlands Trains, West Midlands Rail Executive, Worcestershire County Council, the Stourbridge Line User Group, and the Bromsgrove and Redditch Rail User Partnership.
The community garden at the adopted station of Evesham
Covid 19 Lockdown Information
Please read the guidance from the Community Rail Network. Also, here are ten great tips from the Friends of Buxton Station to keep the community rail spirit going during these difficult times.