Railway Station Adopters|
Welcome! The 'Adopt a Station' initiative is promoted by the Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership (ESSCRP).
Our adopted station is the rail gateway to Burnham-on-Crouch, a riverside town on the edge of the south-east Essex coastline. Commuter trains to London (Liverpool Street) cover the distance in around an hour. The station facilities are currently managed by 'Abellio Greater Anglia' which as Station Franchisee and local Train Operating Company is responsible for ensuring that the station is in good decorative order and repair, as well as structurally sound, with a good standard of passenger information. For more information, please refer to the web site of the Office of Rail and Road orr.gov.uk
Working for Abellio,
the Hollywell Rail team regularly inspects the station premises to carry out maintenance work,
clearing litter and vegetation as required. Network Rail is responsible
for access to the station and the railway track; Abellio is responsible for all liaison with Network Rail.
As part of the overall briefing for station adopters we aim to:
Working in conjunction with a local voluntary organisation known as the Burnham-on-Crouch Bridge Task Force, we spend one Saturday morning each month pruning and planting. We also receive help from local primary schools, encouraging children to take a pride in their local community.
There is a strong possibility that
government legislation may at some point in the future give greater
recognition and responsibility to Community Rail Partnerships. A
number of pilot projects are currently under way and initial impressions
are encouraging. In the meantime we might start to look at ways of improving contact
with local businesses who could benefit from increased rail usage.
We could perhaps explore the possibilities of special events
or other promotions that would bring tourists and shoppers to our
town and its surroundings.