Welcome to the Friends of Reddish South Station .
This site will keep you updated about the progress of the recently formed "Friends Of Reddish South Station" group that aims to tidy and maintain the little used station. Its long term aim is to fight for the introduction of a regular service to Stockport and the south and Manchester Victoria to the northwest.
Our main point of contact for news or official items is the Secretary FORSS, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we also have a secondary e-mail address for photos email@example.com. If you have any photos of our recent events or special trains, please forward them to this address and we will try to include them on our pictures page.
May 11th 2016. ACORP Community Rail Event.
We had a small promotional display on the Manchester Piccadilly Station concourse today. Unfortunately only 3 "Friends" groups were there and also the promised display tables didn't turn up but a few borrowed chairs from an Italian restaurant did. We still made the best of the time and our good spot on the concourse, and we had a lot of interest about our continued campaign for passenger services along our line. We also gave out lots of application forms for the Retro Railtours excursion train that picks up at Reddish South on July 9th to Clapham Junction London and Canterbury. There is a photo of this event on our "pictures" page.
Don't forget this Sundays Paul Merton "Secret Stations" programme on Channel 4 at 8:00pm. This is the railway programme featuring small request stop stations and hopefully will feature Reddish South and Denton Stations that Paul visited and filmed last year. Sunday May 15th 8:00pm.
April 28th 2016. Mayor of Stockports Reception.
Some of the FoRSS committee were invited last night to the Mayor of Stockport Cllr Andy Verdeille and Mayoress Cleo Cundall's reception in Stockports magnificent Town Hall in appreciation of the continued work being done by FoRSS . The Mayor who is a committed environmentalist thanked us for the efforts in trying to get passengers off our overcrowded roads and onto trains, as of course we are campaigning for such train services along the line between Stockport and Manchester Victoria.
In return we thanked the Mayor and Mayoress for their efforts at official Council level along with their work with MP Andrew Gwynne and officers from Tameside Council at high level talks with Arriva North, to actually get these much needed railway services. Without such support we could not have got so much progress with Northern Rail and the new Arriva North.
As Mayor Cllr Andy Verdeille is now coming to the end of his year of service as Stockport's Mayor it is also a time to recognise his hard work this year in Stockport and in particular to lots of different projects here in Reddish itself . Many Thanks.