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Booklet encourages visitors to make a beeline for the Peak District by train

High Peak & Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership (CRP) has launched a new booklet to help families and visitors explore nature in the local area. The Buzzing Stations booklet is designed to promote sustainable travel and increase connection with nature by highlighting 10 family-friendly walking routes from railway stations in the Peak District, where it’s […]

Roman goddess welcomes visitors to Buxton

Visitors arriving in Buxton by train will now be welcomed by the town’s very own goddess, Arnemetia. The Friends of Buxton Station (FoBS) worked with the Buxton Roman Society and local artist Suzanne Pearson to create a stone-carved image of the goddess to greet folk as they arrive on Platform 2.  Whilst many might associate […]

Friends of Buxton Station launch innovative e-bike hire scheme

Thanks to a new partnership, people arriving in Buxton by train will have the choice of hiring an electric bike at special lower rates to allow them to explore further afield in the local area. The innovative new scheme was created by the Friends of Buxton Station, who are working in partnership with Northern, Peak […]

Telling the story of local railway heritage with the Friends of Buxton Station

Friends of Buxton Station (FoBS) has collaborated with Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust to host a crafting day celebrating Buxton’s heritage in an engaging way for children and adults alike. The ‘All Aboard’ family activities event on Monday 14 August aimed to celebrate the importance of the railways in making it easier for people to get […]

Encouraging visitors to explore Buxton on foot from the station

Community groups from across Buxton have joined forces to mark the launch of a new leaflet of walks, all setting off from the town’s railway station. Walks Around Buxton has been produced by Sarah Rawlinson of Buxton Town Team, a community organisation made up of local people who want to make Buxton a better place […]

Bees need weeds: how station groups can help the bumblebees this summer

Friends of Buxton Station (FoBS) have won a number of awards for their bumblebee conservation work targeting the endangered Bilberry bumblebee – in 2021, FoBS were recognised as one of the Bees’ Needs Champions, awarded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. With World Bee Day coming up on 20 May, FoBS Chairman […]

Friends of Buxton Station continue leading tributes to Ukrainian community

Friends of Buxton Station (FoBS) has continued working with members of the local Ukrainian community to keep the message of hope alive. FoBS has worked with the local community and the Buxton Friends of Ukraine to convert a yellow grit bin donated by Northern into a floral tribute to the Ukrainian flag and people. This […]

Friends of Buxton Station send humanitarian message of support to Ukraine

The Friends of Buxton Station (FoBS) have come together with local community group Buxton Friends of Ukraine to keep the message of hope alive for Ukrainian people. On 8 April 2022, the Kramatorsk Railway Station was the subject of a deadly attack when, providing a route out of the war zone for around 4,000 evacuees, […]