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  • Community Scheme

    The Community Scheme enables voluntary groups to look after disused areas of our land such as old platforms, land adjoining stations, and land underneath viaducts

  • Groups keep the area tidy, pick up litter and trim vegetation. Some grow flowers in tubs or planters.

    We have devised precautions, based on the safety procedures for our track workers, to keep volunteers away from the danger of moving trains and make sure they don’t cause problems for the operating railway. We assess each proposal for a scheme in the light of these.

    If you have an idea for a scheme please call our helpline on 08457 11 41 41 (24 hours).

    Read the latest Community Scheme update (December 2013).