Seven students from CrossCountry’s placement scheme joined volunteers on Tuesday, 28 May to help spruce-up Alsager station. The students joined other volunteers from the North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership (NSCRP) during a day of ‘painting and planting’ at the station.
Community Rail Partnership Officer for the North Staffs Line, Claire Sandys said: “It was great to see so many people turning out to help at the Alsager Station Community Action Day. Experienced station adopters were joined by new volunteers, a representative from Cheshire East Connecting Communities and seven work placement students from CrossCountry. In the morning the students managed to transform the waiting shelter on the Stoke platform with a fresh coat of paint. After lunch they painted rocks bordering the platform flower beds. Their help was very much appreciated.”
Claire Sandys from the Rail Partnership (full title, see copy) with Jackir, one of the seven CrossCountry students.
Jade Myatt, one of the students who took part in the day added: “I really enjoyed being part of the Alsager station up keeping and it was great to work with such kind, friendly people in the process. Overall it was a great addition to my placement year here at CrossCountry.”
CrossCounty’s Stakeholder Liaison Manager Alex Bray, who helped organise the students involvement said: “We were delighted to be able to lend such practical support to NSCRP. The day of volunteering helped improve the station for the benefit of passengers and gave our students a great insight into the work CrossCountry do to support Community Rail Partnerships across our routes.”
North Staffordshire is one of 18 Community Rail Partnerships that CrossCountry help fund and support throughout the UK.