Northern’s new fault reporting service

July 11, 2016

Did you know that a new online fault reporting service has been set up by Northern ?

To report a fault with a station or train, or complain about a poor journey experience, head to Northern fault reporting online

At FoWS we have already used the service to get the weeds cleared off the platform and were pleased the job was done in a matter of days. Next we’ll see if we can get something done about the state of the walls which the last few station managers have failed to address …



Next FoWS meeting – 20th July

July 11, 2016

The next meeting of FoWS will be held next Wednesday 20th July starting at 7.30pm in Walkden Legion Club, on Wilfred Road, a few minutes walk from the station.

Come along to hear all the latest news and updates on …

  • plans for a station car park
  • an art project for the station
  • Northern’s community rail plans
  • and much more

We hold meetings every 2 months, and we welcome anyone with an interest in the station or our work.


Walkden de Janeiro is ON

July 9, 2016


The wonderful people from Walkden Community, undeterred by this morning’s wet weather, have been busy setting up and the Walkden de Janeiro festival is underway at Parr Fold Park today and tomorrow.

There are loads of attractions and entertainments so get on down to enjoy some of the amazing things Walkden has to offer !


Ordsall Chord and Northern Hub info

July 2, 2016

If you’ve heard talk of the “Ordsall Chord” and “Northern Hub” plans for our local railway network and wondered what it’s about you may be interested in some videos from Network Rail explaining the Network Rail video of recent works at Victoria and showing a computer generated “fly-through” of the extra platforms and tracks that will be added between Piccadilly and Oxford Road.

While good for the wider region there is still uncertainty whether local services will be net winners or losers from the project … direct trains between Victoria and Piccadilly will no doubt be a boon to passengers travelling south with luggage, but it seems unlikely Walkden will gain direct services to Piccadilly (the new track will be busy with trains coming in from further afield) and we may see more congestion getting into and out of the Salford area as more trains pass through.

FoWS are campaigning for local interests to be protected by TfGM and Northern when the Ordsall Chord is opened.


AGM minutes online

June 4, 2016

Click here to download the FOWS AGM 2016 Minutes


Rest in Peace, Marion

May 21, 2016



Marion Bainbridge

May 15, 2016

FoWS are greatly saddened to read of the untimely passing of Marion Bainbridge, whom many passengers will fondly remember as our ticket office clerk from 2006 until her retirement in 2011. Marion’s bubbly personality, her  customer-focused service, and the pride with which she ran the station made her a hugely popular personality at Walkden, and also at Eccles where she worked previously. Marion was also very supportive of FoWS as we established our group.

Everyone at FoWS extends our sincere condolences to Marion’s family.



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