Wherever we operate, we work hard to make sure we're part of the community. After all, we deal with hundreds of people from these places every hour of every day. And we like to make sure we give something back.

Community Rail Partnerships

We support 18 community rail partnerships (CRPs) across our network. CRPs bring together local communities and the rail industry to deliver benefits to both and encourage use of the lines they represent. To find out more about the CRPs on our network and the work they do you can visit their websites using the links below.

 
 

Station Adoption

We manage 477 stations and over half of them have station adoption groups. We support a growing number of these groups often known as ‘Friends of’. They engage their local community in their station (s) making a more welcoming environment through a range of projects or initiatives including gardening / floral displays, artwork, partnerships with local schools, and bringing redundant buildings back into use for community projects.

Groups come in many different shapes and sizes, there are no fixed rules, just that there is more than one person involved!

If you are interested in joining a station adoption group at your local station please look out for information on the station or check some of the links below.

If you are interested in starting a station adoption group for your local station please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our regional community and sustainability managers will work closely with CRPs and station adoption groups to help them develop plans. We have a range of material that may help, especially for anyone establishing a new group, these include safety briefings and guidance for activities.

  Annual Outline Plan (185kb, PDF).

  Community Volunteer Accident Form (179kb, PDF).

  Contact Details Form (222kb, PDF).

  Initial Outline Plan (194kb, PDF).

  Planting Guidance (189kb, PDF).

  Record of Safety Briefings (224kb, PDF).

  Station Adoption Guide (892kb, PDF).

  Station Adoption Safety Briefing (301kb, PDF).

  Volunteer Hours Log (137kb, PDF).

Station Adoption Groups at Northern Stations

To find out more about existing station adoption groups, please select the relevant area from the regions below. If your station is not listed and you are interested in starting a local station adoption group please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Northern Stations - Regional Map

There are currently no Station Adoption Groups listed here.

There are currently no Station Adoption Groups listed here.