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Station adopters could be just the ticket for Buckshaw Parkway station

Northern is on the lookout for community custodians to help care for one of its Greater Manchester stations – Buckshaw Parkway. 

The train operator is keen to speak to groups of volunteers interested in adopting the  station. 

Hundreds of adopters are already active across the network, working in partnership with Northern to keep stations tidy and well presented.   

Craig Harrop, regional director at Northern, said: “Station adoption groups provide a vital link between Northern and the communities we serve, and they all do fantastic work at our stations, providing the best possible environment for our customers and local people alike.   

“We’re very fortunate to have so many people who care so deeply about the railway and I’m incredibly grateful for all the time they donate and all the hard work that makes such a difference to the station environment.   

“Many of our stations have active adopters and ‘Friends of’ groups, but Buckshaw Parkway doesn’t and we’re looking for community volunteers who are willing to give their time to help us make a difference for their community.”   

Northern is also look for other groups to adopt stations across the county, including:  Burnage, East Disbury, Gatley, Heald Green, Trafford Park, Humphrey Park, Chassen Road and Flixton. 

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Northern is the second largest train operator in the UK, with 2,500 services a day to more than 500 stations across the North of England.  

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