An unusual adoption opportunity has come up in Cromer.

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The adoptee is more than 100 years old, has had a host of different “parents” but is yearning for some TLC.

The client for the connection is Cromer train station, which is being put up for adoption by Greater Anglia to help improve links with the community.

The train firm wants someone to regularly visit the station, report back on any issues that arise and come up with ideas on how the station could be improved to create a welcoming environment for passengers.

The Adopt-A-Station initiative, now in its 9th year, has resulted in over 100 volunteers around the network adopting their local stations and is aimed at improving lines of communication between the train operator and railway station users, promoting and encouraging feedback about the station buildings and facilities to help ensure that they meet the high standards expected by those who use them.

Many adopters now get involved with initiatives such as gardening, helping with special event trains or running promotional stalls.

Greater Anglia’s partnerships manager Geraint Hughes said: “The commitment that our adopters make is an important part of the railway’s links with the communities it serves.

“Our thanks go to those who have had such a positive influence on Cromer station in the past, and we look forward to working with new adopters at this important Norfolk station.”

Anyone interested in becoming a station adopter at Cromer should contact Mr Hughes via Geraint.Hughes@greateranglia.co.uk or on 0207 904 4151.

2 comments

  • @Caroline Post modernists surely seeing as modernity started before the 'railway' was invented :)

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    Gary Dickenson

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

  • When did Railway Stations become 'Train stations'? I know I am not alone in being irritated by this, It just seems to be another pointless change by modernists.

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    caroline jacobs

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

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