Northwich Station welcomes group of enthusiastic volunteers

Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership (CRP) was delighted to welcome 14 keen local residents to a volunteer session at Northwich Station earlier this month.

The budding volunteers joined an information and safety session at the station on Wednesday 7 February, led by Northern’s communities and sustainability manager Rebecca Styles and Mid Cheshire CRP’s officer Sarah Muir.

Local resident Paul Harrison was one of the new volunteers. He said: “I decided to get involved as I felt the station was not getting the TLC it deserved.

“Being a railway enthusiast and rail user, I thought it would be a good way to get involved and help improve the station and its environment with other likeminded people.”

A spokesperson for Mid Cheshire CRP said: “Station volunteering is a great way to get some fresh air, meet others, and give visitors by rail a great first impression of your hometown or village. Making stations warm and welcoming places also encourages greater use of trains, which are one of the most planet-friendly modes of transport.

“The group we welcomed to Northwich Station were very enthusiastic and already have some great ideas for what they’d like to do and see at their local station, including an upcoming litter pick and bulb planting day. They’ll be meeting again soon to officially form a ‘Friends of Northwich Station’ group.”

If you would like to get involved in volunteering at Northwich Station, or another station along the Mid Cheshire Line, get in touch via contact@midcheshirerail.org.uk.

Keep up to date with future news, projects and events from the Mid Cheshire CRP via their website.