Station adoption adds value to communities, making their stations welcoming and attractive.
Encourages the use of the railway and promotes awareness of sustainable travel.
A welcoming station presence helps to reduce vandalism.
Station groups help create a sense of community inclusion, where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together to make a positive difference to their community and forge lasting friendships.
Volunteering is evidenced to beneﬁt both individuals taking part and wider communities.
Creating partnerships with local schools, community groups, charities, and businesses to foster a sense of community spirit and promote access to and understanding of the railway across diverse groups.
Other beneﬁts are often achieved through speciﬁc projects, such as:
Promoting awareness of environmental and sustainability issues. Improving station access such as walking and cycling paths or bringing disused station property back into community use.
Station adopters don’t carry out repairs to structural elements of buildings or station fixtures, to lighting, electrical fixtures, gas or water, or conduct any sort of work on the tracks or level crossing.