Northern stations named 'best in Cheshire'
Arriva Rail North (Northern) is celebrating success after several stations claimed gongs in the annual Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards.
Cheshire is the only English county with a Best Kept Station competition and this year’s awards were held at The Grange Theatre in Northwich - with Rose Hill claiming the crown of the county's Best Kept Station.
Around 150 guests were in attendance, including Mayoral representatives of every Borough that constitute the former county of Cheshire.
Northern was proud to be the main sponsor for the awards, having worked closely with local community rail groups during the past 12 months - it was the efforts of these local heroes that were recognised on the night.
Chris Jackson, Regional Director at Northern, said: “We were delighted to be the main sponsor of the Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards for 2019.
"The event is a celebration of volunteers and the local railway community, who through their incredible skills, passion and hard work, help to brighten up stations across the county.
"As well as creating attractive and welcoming station environments, they are also enabling community groups to cultivate and develop their own unique talents.”
The night saw the following Northern stations scoop awards and recognition:
Rose Hill - Best Kept Station Award
Greenbank - Cheshire West and Chester Award
Sandbach - Cheshire East Award
Altrincham - TfGM Award (TfGM & Northern)
Padgate - Halton and Warrington Award
Marple - Best Staffed Station Award
Handforth - Morris Homes Award
Goostrey - ACoRP Campaigns Award
Alderley Edge - Roberts Bakery Award for Most Improved Station (Commendation)
Heaton Chapel - Morris Homes Award (Commendation)
Holmes Chapel - Morris Homes Award (Commendation)
Knutsford - Cheshire East Award (Commendation)
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Photo courtesy of Cheshire Best Kept Stations