Railway Station Adoption Groups

Adoption of a station by the community adds value to what is already there, and helps make the station more welcoming and attractive: a vital part of the local community. Come along to this session & find out how you can get involved in the Dearne Valley.


Start Date: 15th January 2019, 11:00
End Date: 15th January 2019, 14:30

Event Info

Station adoption brings significant benefits both to local communities and to the rail industry. Communities get a much-improved gateway to their town or village, often with enhanced facilities the station becomes a part of the community; something in which local people can take pride. Railway companies have seen a rise in the use of stations, a reduction in vandalism and in many cases externally-funded improvements.

Station Adoption is the generic term for volunteer involvement at railway stations, including groups sometimes called Friends of Stations; Station Adoption Groups – or ‘Station Partnerships’ – who undertake a wide variety of activities, ranging from feeding in comments providing station enhancements such as gardens, planters and cycle racks through to facilitating art work and signage, or in the case of a new pilot in the Dearne, enhancing biodiversity across stations following wildlife surveys undertaken this summer by the DVLP & Sorby Natural History Society through ‘wild ‘improvements

Station adoption is a way of transforming stations, bringing them into the heart of the community and encouraging greater use of environmentally friendly public transport.

Come along to this informal friendly workshop with some fantastic guest speakers including Richard Isaac of Northern Rail & Rowena Chantler of the successful Penistone Line Partnership to find out how you and your wider community can get involved with the project.

To book you attendance please get in touch using the details below, all places are FREE.



Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar South Yorkshire S74 8HJ

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Accessible Services Assistance or Guide dogs welcome Baby changing facilities Wheelchair Access

Locations in the Dearne

This event can be found at the following locations:

Map of Railway Station Adoption Groups