The railway has a total of 12 stations along the line, excluding Porthmadog, and as one of its tasks on the railway Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Eryri takes responsibility for their care. These stations vary from small halts with just a platform and no gardens through to larger stations like that at Rhd Ddu that has a number of large flower beds within the island platform and in the immediate surroundings to the station.

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Waunfawr Station. (Photo: David Tidy)

Formally the various flower beds at the stations were looked after under the guise of the Joint Landscaping Group and some idea of the work they did can be found on a separate page. The group had quarterly working parties tending to the various flower beds at the larger station on the line. Other ‘needs’ of the stations such as maintenance, tidying etc, would be looked after by the various other volunteer groups working on the railway.

However at the start of 2015 the Joint Landscaping Group held its last working party and so an alternative approach was sought for the upkeep of the stations and halts. This has taken the guise as more of an ‘Adopt a Station’ type approach with a number of individual people or groups taking responsibility for one or more stations or halts, rather than one group looking after them all as was done previously.

The Society is always looking for people to help with the upkeep of the stations and halts and if you feel you would be able to become a ‘carer’ then please do get in touch. Neil McMaster is the Board member with responsibility for the stations and acts as co-ordinator. His details are on the Directors Responsibilities page.

There is always work to be done at the stations and halts, and even if you feel you don’t want the responsibility of being the prime carer for one, those people who are will always be appreciative of an extra pair of hands to help them. Again Neil would like to hear from you, although those people listed as carers can also be contacted directly.