New planters installed at TPE stations  (6)

Blooming lovely planters set to grow biodiversity at TPE stations

Planters have been spruced up at 13 of TransPennine Express’s stations as part of a scheme to grow biodiversity at the train operator’s stations. 

The move is part of the train operator’s aim to increase biodiversity at stations. 

Plant types differ depending on the local environment and have already started to bloom, providing colour and opportunities for wildlife at the stations.  

Nicola Martin, Head of Sustainability at TPE, said: “The new planters are designed to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies and will help us achieve our aim of increasing biodiversity at stations.  

“And, of course, the green spaces can also provide a moment of tranquility and can help to brighten-up daily commutes. 

Planters have been upgraded at the following stations: Brough, Cleethorpes, Dewsbury, Grimsby Town, Hull Paragon, Manchester Airport, Middlesbrough, Northallerton, Scarborough, Scunthorpe, Selby, Stalybridge and Thirsk. 

Surplus plants from station planters were also donated to Greenhead Park in Huddersfield, where they were replanted by volunteers and will continue to grow and benefit the local community park.  

TPE aims to lead and enable sustainable tourism and transport across the North of England and into Scotland through its commitment to sustainability.   

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