South Western Railway welcomes the latest station adopter to its ever growing community rail family

Friday 23rd November 2018
South Western Railway (SWR) is delighted to welcome the latest station adopter at Berrylands station.

Berrylands Adopt a Station Group will work with the local station team to add planters to the station during 2019, creating colourful floral displays to improve the look of the station for all. The group will kick off their adoption in December, adding some festive cheer to the station’s booking hall and promoting the project to passengers.

South Western Railway is delighted to welcome the latest station adopter at Berrylands station

Scott Cooper, Berrylands Duty Station Manager, said: “I’m delighted this enthusiastic group have adopted the station – they have some fantastic plans and I look forward to working with them further during the coming months. We have a well-established adoption scheme at other stations, adding a range of beautiful flower displays, and it’s fantastic to now have a group involved at Berrylands.”

Dee Ayling, who has been instrumental in bringing the group together, added, “We are excited to taking on the project, with the aim to bring the local community out to volunteer, to meet new friends and to make commuters’ experience more pleasurable. We feel we are on the ‘right track’!!”

SWR has made the commitment to encourage more groups to adopt their station, working with local teams to help put the locations further at the heart of the communities they serve. This includes the company supporting groups to become registered with the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP), accessing a specific fund setup by SWR to provide equipment for this work.

The above is in addition to the significant funds SWR provides to Community Rail Partnerships, not-for-profit organisations based across the network, as well as the team of volunteer Community Ambassadors who offer Try the Train events for groups who may feel excluded from rail travel.

To find out more about any of this work contact SWR’s dedicated Community Rail Manager, Andy Harrowell, at