Breaking news - No meetings or work days for a while, but we are still active as individuals tending the planters, waiting room and displays, filling bookshelves and updating the poster cases.
Marple wins again at the 2020 Best Kept Stations awards - news pages for more details. Come and join us. We're still active despite the virus. A report on the case for a new waiting room is imminent!
Half a million passengers a year need a waiting room fit for the 21st century. As well as artwork and planting, FoMS is a campaigning organisation. Apart from the new waiting room:
- We need the half-hourly Sunday service promised for 2017. And earlier Sunday trains too.
- An extra train from Piccadilly at 22.19 Mon-Sat and 22.45 Sunday
- Evening services to Rose Hill after the current last train at 21.09 - many Marple passengers use Rose Hill too.
- Sunday services to Rose Hill - this isn't the 1970s now!
We'll let you know when our monthly Northumberland Arms meetings (usually 2nd Tuesday of month @19.45) resume.
In the meantime we can be contacted by email, phone, twitter, FaceBook or legililmancy. Tell us what you would like to see at the station and help us make our dreams come true. We're friendly and we don't bite.
Next workday - contact Peter Black 07505 22 1405
Marple wins 2019 'Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards'
We were delighted to win the TfGM award at the 'Cheshire Best Kept Stations' ceremony. Our station is a paradise for art, with more Eamon Murphy posters and a new schools display joining our Agatha Christie posters. Our conscientious objector display provided a different but important perspective on World War 1.
We are an award winning voluntary community group. We improve Marple Station and promote and lobby for improvements to trains and services:
- Provide an exciting and changing display of art work and information for passengers and visitors
- Lobby for improvements to, and replacement of the Manchester platform waiting room
- Organise events such as art sales and carol concerts
- Campaign for better services, more carriages and
- Provide honest feedback to Northern on their performance
- Meet regularly for a chat to plan our work and have a chat (usually in the community owned Northumberland Arms, Marple Bridge)
- Organise regular workdays - usually Saturday mornings. We will make you feel welcome!
- Count and survey passengers so we can lobby for improvements