Contact Person: Rachel Singer
Address: Railway Road
Postcode: SK6 6EE
Website: Friends of Rose Hill Station
Facebook: Friends of Rose Hill Station on Facebook
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The bigger our voice the more we will also see a better train service!
Early in 2009 Craig Wright, David Sumner and Tom Lord met on Craig's initiative to discuss Rose Hill Station, its train service, station facilities and environment. All three where rail enthusiasts who had a wealth of knowledge to get things started. The group has since grown making steady progress such as organising the 150th anniversary celebrations of the station opening on 2 August 1869 on the Macclesfield, Bollington & Marple Railway line.
We hold bi-monthly meetings at the Railway on the first Monday of the month discussing with the cooperation of Northern Rail, TfGM and the South East Community Rail Partnership how we can continue to improve the Station, its service and surroundings. You may have seen us at work on the 12:station area on Sundays when there is no regular train service. We have a hard core band of eight volunteers who meet monthly (usually) at 10.00am on a Sunday and would welcome more support.
Rose Hill offers easy disabled access from the carpark and from the road at Rose Hill. The booking office is only open Monday to Friday 06:20 – 12:50 capably manned by Tony Tweedie, the present stationmaster, who is very helpful to all passengers and also keeps the platform clean and litter free.
As well as improving the environment significantly and making the station more welcoming - look at the flower beds, platform embankment and the Orchard area along with the platform murals linked to local highlights, our focus is always on campaigning for an improved evening and late night service and a Sunday service, particularly as the access to the Middlewood Way is so nearby.
We have won many awards including many from the Cheshire Best Kept Station organisation and a national award for our huge local effort with the local community which generated the Inter Community Mural which runs along the back of Josh Robinson’s wall behind the Orchard.
We now organise an annual Santa Arrival event which is very popular with support from Northern and the local community.
The station waiting room is used by local schools to display their paintings on railway related themes and the station area has become one of the venues for local charity fundraising events.