Station Adoption

Old sign at Millbrook StationStation Adoption is a great way of turning around unloved stations. Whilst we love all our stations on the Marston Vale Line, every now and then they need an extra bit of TLC. By encouraging local people to look after their station, and even improve it, not only does it improve the station, but it really brings the community together.

We already have loads of volunteers who have adopted their own stations. We currently have station adoption groups at Aspley Guise, Bow Brickhill, Fenny Stratford, Lidlington, Millbrook, and Woburn Sands stations. They have done things from just checking up on the stations to plants and murals. You can follow their progress on the pages of this website.

Adopt a Station

Station Adoption ToolkitWant to adopt one of our unadopted stations? Doing so is easier than you think. For first steps, we recommend you download the ACoRP guide on how to adopt a station, and then contact our Community Rail Partnership Officer to say you are interested. We can help you from there!

Planning an office away day?

If you are planning an office away day or team-building exercise, why not use it to help out our station adoption groups? You can help out by clearing vegetation, planting – whatever needs doing really. As well as getting out of the office for the day, you can take great pride in a job well done – and see the results too.

We have helped organise these exercises for the Department for Transport, Natural England, and Bedford College. Contact our Community Rail Partnership Officer for more information.

Station Adoption Group Contact Details

If you want to help out our existing station adoption groups, you can contact them through the Community Rail Partnership Officer.

Station Adoption | Bedford to Bletchley Rail Users Association