A TEAM of volunteers has given a Moors railway a welcome makeover.

The 20-strong team spent the day at Glaisdale station in the North York Moors, building new planters, planting flowers, and clearing vegetation.

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They also spruced up the station fence with a new lick of paint.

The station is one of Northern’s popular Esk Valley stations in a picturesque part of the National Park.

The volunteers involved representatives from Northern, Esk Valley Community Rail Partnership, North Yorkshire County Council, Young Rail Professionals and station adopters.

Kerry Peters, regional director at Northern, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who volunteered to spend the day at Glaisdale – an amazing transformation has taken place in just one day.

“Our community partners are the heartbeat of the railway and we’re extremely proud to work closely with them to deliver such a wide-ranging positive impact for the north of England.”

She added: “Our work within the community is part of our wider programme of improvements including the full refurbishment of all our older trains and enhancements at many stations – including improved accessibility – to encourage all our customers to ‘go do their thing’ and explore the North."

Northern provides more than 2,500 local and regional train services every day across the north of England.

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