The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who would like to help look after their local railway station. The Adopt-A-Station scheme was launched several years ago as a way of directly involving local people in the way their stations are run. Since then most stations on the East Suffolk Lines (Ipswich to Lowestoft, and Ipswich to Felixstowe) have been adopted: some by just one person, others by entire groups, but there are still a few stations on the line which have no adopter.
As a station adopter you are not expected to provide any financial contribution, just a bit of time each month to ensure passenger expectations are being met when they use the station facilities; this is achieved through a checklist provided by train operator Greater Anglia. Volunteer adopters are also encouraged to bring forth their own ideas; many schemes now in place at East Suffolk Line stations, such as flowers, benches, and signage were ideas envisaged by the station adopter. The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership has a fund specifically for such schemes.
In exchange for your help volunteer adopters receive a free off-peak rail pass. If you are interested in adopting your local station please use our contact page.