Station community

From creating flower borders to providing local information, station communities offer a great chance to contribute to your local area.

Help create a:
  • more attractive and cared-for environment
  • safer and more secure location
  • a station that’s at the heart of the community

Who does it?

All kinds of people, including:
  • train travellers
  • community groups
  • local businesses
  • schools and youth clubs
  • parish councils
  • Neighbourhood Watch schemes
  • environmental and horticultural groups

Getting involved

Simply give as much time as you can manage and join in in activities including:
  • gardening – station gardens, flower tubs, weeding
  • cleaning and painting – clearing rubbish, removing graffiti
  • providing information – adding to the community notice and rail information boards, reporting problems at unstaffed stations
Great examples of what has already been achieved by station community groups include: 
  • work at St James Park station by Exeter City Football Club: 40 volunteers from the club and railway staff cleared overgrown embankments, removed litter and painted the station in the football team's colours
  • the National Trust Rural Stations Project: volunteers have done gardening work at a number of stations, from St Erth in Cornwall to Kemble in Gloucestershire 

Next steps

To get involved with your local station community project, just write to us at: