Nesting Boxes at Woodbridge Station

Greater Anglia installing nesting boxes at Woodbridge Station

Train operator Greater Anglia has installed two RSBP approved nesting boxes at Woodbridge station.

The boxes, which are specifically designed to attract swallows, have been put on the Ipswich bound platform.

Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, said “We care about the environment and we know the swallows are important to people at Woodbridge. The new nest boxes are designed to attract swallows to nest. They are made out of clay and designed to be the exact dimensions of nests built by swallows. We do all we can to support the environment and local wildlife, which is why Greater Anglia is a member of Suffolk Wildlife Trust.”

A spokesperson for the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership said “We welcome the initiative to work with the RSPB to install the bird boxes at Woodbridge Station. With the station located on the banks of the River Deben, a wealth of wildlife can be seen all year round.”

At nearby Melton station the Community Rail Partnership recently installed a platform garden with plants chosen to support bees and other wildlife.