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Aspatria Station hosts first ever industry volunteer day

Aspatria Station has hosted its first ever volunteer day on Monday 31 July.

Representatives from Community Rail Cumbria, Northern, ISS and the wonderful station adopters all came together to make a noticeable difference to this award-winning station.

A number of Network Rail staff also attended, making the long trip from Square One as part of their commitment to supporting volunteer days, demonstrating the difference that can be made to community stations in just a day when organisations are brought together.

The dilapidated fence was removed on the Carlisle bound platform and vegetation cut back, making that part of the station much lighter. It also revealed an ideal location to site a new compost area, something the station adopters will benefit from. Overgrown bushes and shrubs were cut back on the Barrow bound platform, tidying up the grass areas.

Kath Warbrick, Stephen Edmondson, Sandra Hipwell and David Hipwell have all been working tirelessly to transform this station, with it now being recognised as a flagship station, inspiring other groups along the Cumbrian Coast Line.

Keep up to date with future news, projects, and events from Community Rail Cumbria via their website.