Friends of Honiton Station
in the 2023
Stations in Bloom competition
The awards recognise and celebrate the hard work and efforts of station volunteers across the South Western Railway network, and the vital work of railway staff in raising awareness as well as promoting the railways, routes and stations.
Stations in Bloom is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the efforts of volunteers and the many initiatives which have turned stations into welcoming spaces for everyone.
On this website
The Friends of Honiton Station produce a regular newsletter which contains the latest information about our activities. The current edition and back issues are available to download. There is a page detailing the projects that we are, and are hoping to be, involved in.
You can also read the fascinating history of Honiton Station from its inception in the mid-19th century.
For more information or to make a comment, please contact us by email
About The Friends of Honiton Station
The Friends of Honiton Station are a group of volunteers who support our local railway.
We are a Station Adoption Group recognised by South Western Railway (SWR).
The aims of the group are set out in our Station Adoption Agreement. These are:
- To encourage, plan or carry out visual improvements to the station environment with the support of SWR;
- To encourage or provide enhancements to the station, such as notice-boards, display material and artwork;
- To make Honiton Station a focus for the local community and a community resource;
- To promote rail travel from Honiton to local people;
- To lobby and campaign for improvements to rail services to and from Honiton, and links to local bus services.
What we do
Our objectives will be achieved by undertaking the following work:
- By carrying out projects such as planting and weeding;
- By fund-raising;
- By working with SWR, the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership, the Community Rail Network and local bodies, as well as groups such as youth groups and schools;
- By being an advocate for the key role in communities of effective public transport;
- By local campaigning and publicity;
- By working with other Friends groups in neighbouring stations, and with the Salisbury to Exeter Rail Users Group (SERUG)
“History of Honiton Station” Booklet