News from East Midlands Trains

11.02.2015

Betley Primary makes tracks for Alsager station

A group of 22 children from Betley Primary school have enjoyed a special visit to Alsager station (on East Midlands Trains Crewe-Stoke-Derby route) today (11 February).

The visit was arranged by North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership and East Midlands Trains to support a class project about transport.

The 3-5 year olds welcomed trains arriving at the station and had a lesson about using stations safely. They also helped the station volunteers plant seeds in the station gardens, and are now planning to create colourful artwork about their project for display at the station.

Faye Lambert, Community Rail Officer, said: "Alsager is the children's nearest station, so we were happy to welcome them to Alsager to support their enthusiasm for rail travel and importantly for such young children, to help show them how to travel by train safely. As part of their project, the children have opened a ticket office at their school, complete with a train made from chairs, and bought tickets for days out on the train. At the station, they were thrilled to see all the trains and passengers, meet East Midlands Trains staff and volunteers, and see how the station is part of the community. We're now looking forward to making a station display with their project artwork and photos."