News from East Midlands Trains


Alsager Station Wins Cheshire Best Kept Stations Award

For the fourth year running, Alsager station (on East Midlands Trains' Crewe-Derby route) has been recognised at the Cheshire Best Kept Stations competition.

This year the station has received the accolade of the ACoRP Award (Association of Community Rail Partnershops) to reflect outstanding achievement in partnership working and community involvement.

Highlighted by the judges were the immaculate station gardens, improved and tended by the hard-working station volunteers, and the level of involvement and support from the local community, including stunning artwork designed by Alsager School students for their station to commemorate the 1914-1918 War, support from Alsager in Bloom and funding support from Alsager Town Council.

Faye Lambert, Project Officer for North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership, which works with East Midlands Trains and local authority partners to promote and develop the Crewe-Derby route said: "We are all delighted with this latest award for Alsager station.  To win four years in a row is a real tribute to the determination and ongoing support of the station volunteer team, who work on the station gardens in all weathers to make the station pleasant for passengers.  This, combined with great community projects, like station artwork by Alsager Schol, certainly makes Alsager a real community station."