Join the Friends of Bangor Station
Friends of Bangor Station Group are looking to recruit willing and enthusiastic volunteers, with an interest in gardening who can spare a few hours each month, to maintain the station at Bangor.
Transport for Wales (TfW) ‘Adopt a Station’ scheme aims to help improve our links with local communities and customers living near unstaffed railway stations. The scheme has similar objectives to the ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ scheme where local people help us by keeping an eye on their unstaffed railway station.
So what do station adopters do?
As an adopter, the basic requirement is to submit at least two reports a month about the condition of the station. This can be done using our electronic reporting form or by submitting a report by post. We will ask you to report on matters such as litter, graffiti, vandalism, lighting, information help points, and timetable information. If there are any issues that might need addressing, the Station Manager will ensure our maintenance operatives are aware so that they can be addressed.
At Bangor station, it is possible to care for floral displays and the station garden. We have many great examples where volunteers maintain their gardens to a very high standard with many being recognised by winning national awards.
There is no financial commitment to you as an adopter and there is no requirement for you to undertake any cleaning or maintenance issues as these are done on a weekly basis by our own staff. You can adopt a station as an individual or as part of a group.
In return for their support, adopters receive two travel vouchers a year that can be used on any part of the Transport for Wales rail network.
You will also be invited to one of five annual regional conferences that are held in the Spring around our network; where you can meet other adopters and find out the latest news from within the business.
To find out more about station adoption visit Adopt a station scheme | TfW