Biodiversity at Goostrey Station

This week’s post comes courtesy of Chris Burgess who has shared a story with us about biodiversity at Goostrey Rail Station. Thanks Chris! Many people would not include the words biodiversity and railway in the same sentence. But Network Rail states that they take seriously the responsibility to maintain and improve the railway, while being […]

Friends of Goostrey Station Shortlisted for Two Awards

Friends of Goostrey Station recently have heard that their group of volunteers has been shortlisted for two Community Rail Awards. Earlier in the year, entries were submitted to a national competition. Each of these consisted of a 200 word summary, 600 words of detailed explanation and 6 photos. The full shortlist for each category will […]

What’s Happening at Goostrey Station?

A summary of recent activities by FoGS Have you thought about becoming a Friend of Goostrey Station?   New members are always welcome to join us.  This article shows what we are doing currently to improve our railway station but for more information, please look at our website friendsofgoostreystation.org.  Alternatively you can contact Dave Roberts […]

Update on the traffic lights for Goostrey Station Bridge

A message from The FOGS Committee on the traffic lights which have been proposed on Goostrey Station Bridge… The matter was raised at a recent Goostrey Parish Council Meeting as the design for the improvements to the bridge were done in 2018 and the works were scheduled to be completed in March 2019 but as […]

Friends of Goostrey Station Celebrated in Parliament!

This month there was another surprise for Friends of Goostrey Station!  Their work has been celebrated in parliament! Vice Chair of FoGS Mike Jarvis received a letter of congratulation from our MP Fiona Bruce which reads: I am writing to let you and all your fellow volunteers with Friends of Goostrey Station know that I […]

16-17 Saver Railcard

As the summer holidays come to an end, there’s good news for those either going on to learn a new trade or continue studies at a local college:  The 16-17 Saver railcard! With effect from 02 September 2019, it gives anyone lucky enough to be so young 50% off rail travel to and from Goostrey […]

FOGS are celebrating again! But need your vote…

FOGS members are delighted that their efforts have been recognised in a competition organised by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships, ACoRP.   FOGS has been shortlisted in three categories. But will have to wait until the gala dinner in Telford on 3rd October to know the winners of all twelve categories.  First shortlisting : a photo […]

Goostrey Station restoration

Goostrey Station restoration

Great ‘before and after’ photographs of the old ticket office at Goostrey Station from The Railway Heritage Trust showing the dramatic improvements as the work comes to an end. Many thanks to the Trust and Network Rail for rescuing one of the few remaining of its type. .

Station refurbishment

Station refurbishment

Network Rail begins to bring Goostrey’s railway building back into use with The Railway Heritage Trust and Friends of Goostrey Station.  First stage will be exterior refurbishment. (Photos from @RailwayHeritage)  

Train strike suspended (after this Sat)

Train strike suspended (after this Sat)

🚊 At last….train strike suspended!  🚊  (No trains this Sat tho). And there will be weekend replacement buses while engineering works are carried further down the line, but still…… Is a conductor the same as a guard? “RMT has agreed to suspend its strike action and recommence talks about the future role of the conductor. […]