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13 is lucky for Northern at Best Kept Stations event

14 February 2018
Northern stations scooped 13 gongs at the prestigious Cheshire Best Kept Stations awards evening.
The train operator has worked closely with local community rail groups during the past 12 months and it was the efforts of these local heroes that were recognised on the night.

 

Amongst the winners were Friends of Romiley, who won Most Improved Station, Friends of Rose Hill Station, who won the In Bloom award, and Friends of Handforth Station who won the Youth Challenge Award.

In all Northern stations managed to took home 13 of a possible 22 awards, clearly demonstrating the dedication and enthusiasm of all the groups involved.

Vicky Cropper, Community and Sustainability Manager for Northern, said: “We are absolutely delighted that these hard working groups have been recognised for their outstanding work.

“The groups work tirelessly all year to make our stations more attractive, safer and friendlier places to be for our customers; they definitely deserve these great awards.”

Rachel Singer, Chair of Friends of Rose Hill Station, said: “Winning this award makes all the hard work we carry out so much easier. It’s fantastic to know that we are making a difference to our station and to our community.” 

Northern station adoption groups saw the awards for:

Most Improved Station – Romiley

Diversity Award – Goostrey

Arts Project – Marple

Youth Challenge Award – Handforth

In Bloom Award – Rose Hill Marple

Best Staffed Award – Poynton, John Hobbs Award – Hattersley, TfGM Award – Heaton Chapel

Cheshire West and Chester Award – Delamere

Other stations to receive Highly Commended recognition were:

Most Improved Station – Wilmslow

Best Staffed Award – Northwich

John Hobbs Award – Chelford, Reddish South

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