Community Rail @ Christmas 2023

As the festive season looms ever closer volunteers from our station groups are busy creating wonderful festive scenes in the booking halls.  Always an enjoyable time of year when our volunteers work hard to provide rail users with celebratory cheer and captivating Christmas displays. There are many talented crafters amongst our volunteers and this is […]

Line Closure

Salisbury to Yeovil Junction  Saturday 25 November to Sunday 10 December     Dear Stakeholders, Upcoming West of England Line Closure We are writing to remind stakeholders of the upcoming line closure on the West of England line later this week. The timings and locations of the line closure is below: Saturday 25 November to Sunday […]

2023 Awards Ceremony

Derek Beer chairman of Blackmore Vale Rail Partnership and host of the awards event said: “It was heartwarming to see so many people gathered together who care about their communities, their environment and each other.Due to the overwhelming generosity of Louise and her team at Castle Gardens in Sherborne they were able to network over […]

SWR’s Safe Way Home

Safe Way Home: South Western Railway partners with Missing People on a new campaign to help people in crisis South Western Railway has partnered with the charity Missing People on a new campaign aimed at people in crisis who are thinking of going missing by train or have already gone missing  Posters across the South Western […]

Lifesaving Defibrillators at all SWR staffed stations

South Western Railway marks the successful installation of lifesaving defibrillators at all its staffed stations As today is Restart a Heart Day, I am pleased to be able to share the following press release with you as SWR has now installed publicly accessible defibrillators at all of our staffed stations. We held a small event […]

Upcoming Line Closure November & December 2023

Upcoming Line Closures West of England Line November & December 2023 Dear Stakeholders,Upcoming West of England Line Closures We are writing to let you know about a series of line closures along the West of England line this coming November and December.The timings and locations of the first two closures are below:Monday 6 to Friday 10 November – Yeovil […]

Tour Images 2023 Stations in Bloom

A summer of smiles, sunshine and warm welcomes for our super judges from the wonderful station volunteers across southern and south west England for 2023 Stations in Bloom. Not just flowers .. The variety of station intiatives is truly amazing!  Ranging from sustainable planting, station gardens, artwork, shelters, heritage features,  stations buildings re-purposed for community […]

2022 Awards Ceremony

  The first regional awards ceremony for Stations in Bloom was held in October at the prestigious west country business Castle Gardens in the beautiful west Dorset town of Sherborne.