All The Stations

Help Geoff & Vicki travel
to all 2,560 railway stations

in Great Britain

All The Stations is a project to travel to ALL the national railway stations in Britain in just three months, and to create an online documentary film about the journey.

See the complete list of all 2,560 railway stations here


We've made our initial target and our first stretch goal, but there is so much more we can do! So you can still donate, to help us reach our stretch goals, which you can read about below...

Geoff is a freelance video editor and transport vlogger, Vicki is a museum education professional. Our transport videos already published online have accumulated over 6 million views on Youtube, but in this latest project the aim is to capture the current status of Britain’s railways, and bring them to life as we explore the reality of the places and people we encounter along the way.

Through social media we want to share the whole experience with you, and for your thoughts and ideas to contribute to the journey and the stories we tell

  • Each week we’ll post professionally edited videos that document the journey and bring you closer to the experience.
  • Every day we’ll be keeping you in touch with our travels using Youtube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
  • At the end of the journey we’ll produce a feature length documentary, which will include additional footage and insights into the project.

Why is this important?

Within the next decade, changes to the rail network will be more pivotal than ever, and we want to capture this critical moment in Britain's rail history, producing a snapshot of today's railways for posterity.

To ensure the project becomes an asset for the future we have begun conversations with the National Railway Museum and London Transport Museum and hope to donate all relevant material to their collections.

We would like to thank the Rail Delivery Group for their endorsement and generous support of the project. The RDG is a body that represents the 23 train operating companies that make up the British railway system.

Crowd Funding

We aim to start our journey in May 2017, but to make this project happen we need your support!

Please see our Kickstarter page and pledge a donation to help us raise funds to cover the cost of:

  • Editing and graphic production (to ensure videos are high quality)
  • Accommodation and food expenses whilst on the rails (in places where we don’t have a couch to crash on)
  • Web and media support (live information will be fed back to our website every day)
  • Equipment (suitable for filming on the go)
  • Admin costs (to keep us in the loop whilst travelling so that we don’t miss anything really important)

In return for your support we are offering many great rewards including postcards sent during the trip, as well as joining us for part of the journey. Details of all the rewards are on the Kickstarter page.

STRETCH GOALS

The more money we raise, the bigger and better we can make the project. Thanks to your pledges we have reached our initial target and our first stretch goal, which brings you a guaranteed three professionally edited videos per week for the duration of the journey.

We're now targetting to reach our second stretch goal which will allow us to make you four professionally edited videos per week. The target is a big one ... it's £37,225.


Project Rules

What counts as a station?

  1. We’re using the most up-to-date list of stations in Great Britain provided by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). Their list for 2015-16 contains 2,557 stations, and three new stations have opened since, bringing the total to 2,560. The complete list of stations is on this page here.
  2. Abandoned stations (e.g. Norton Bridge, Newhaven Marine), The London Underground, Tyne & Wear Metro, Glasgow Subway and heritage railways are not included, and neither are stations in Northern Ireland.

What counts as having visited each station?

  1. We do have to arrive or leave on a scheduled train that’s timetabled to stop at each station - fast trains that pass through do not count.
  2. We don’t have to leave the train at every station, but we will get off at some of the most interesting stations and report back to you.
  3. Request stops have a special rule. As long as the train we are on is able to stop, if requested, then we will count it as having been visited, even if no one does actually get on or off.

More of your questions are answered over on the Kickstarter page in the FAQ section, have a read!

And finally, it’s not a race to do this in the fastest time possible, it’s a team effort between two people to cover all the stations, with the cameras rolling.

Can you help us to visit All The Stations?

The Map of All The Stations

Riding the Rails

Geoff Marshall

Geoff is a freelance video producer making transport films for Londonist and his own Youtube channel. He is a tour guide for Hidden London taking people inside abandoned tube stations, and has twice held the world record for travelling to all Underground stations in the fastest time possible. When not obsessing about the railways, he drinks a lot of tea.

Vicki Pipe

Vicki is a museum education professional by trade, but also an artist and performer and often finds these three things join together nicely. Her interest in railways lays with the stories of people, social change and how the railways impact on our sense of space and surroundings. If asked what her favourite train stock was, she'd likely say 'Hogwarts Express'.

The Control Room

Lindsey Berthoud

Lindsey's Twitter handle @linzherdscats says it all really. She loves organising and making good things happen, preferably in the company of lovely people and some cats. Her job is provide some commercial and operational support to this epic project. She lives a stone's throw from her beautiful "New Renaissance" style local train station which boasts a pair of Grade II listed buffer lights.

Matthew Frost

Matthew is an independent mobile application developer who created the award-winning App Station Master for iOS. All of his iOS Apps have a transport theme. Previously he worked for one of the first Internet Service Providers in the UK. He is providing e-mail & IT help to the project plus an App for tracking the team's progress in near realtime. In his spare time he is a volunteer tour guide for London Transport Museum's "Hidden London" programme.

Ruth Hargreaves

Ruth is a copywriter, habitual helper and general lover of organisation. The daughter of a British Transport Policeman, she grew up with free train travel and once got VERY excited upon discovering there are such things as double decker trains (she finally got to ride one in New York).

Dan Haythorn

Dan is an accomplished video editor, and recently he's worked on everything from full length feature documentary (The Last Man on the Moon) to Kids TV (Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed). He's travelled the Trans-Siberian from London to Bangkok, whilst looking out of the window - the best on-board entertainment ever devised - and with headphones, his own personal soundtrack too!

Will Head

Will is the owner of Fixation Video Ltd. a professional video editing company, and will be the lead editor of All The Stations videos. Wills first memory of a train is travelling to Cheshire every month to visit his grandparents who would then tell him stories of how they preferred steam trains ...

With thanks to Ken Hawkins for graphic and web design, Steven Francis for the original All The Stations music, and Kai Michael Poppe for railway data.


© All The Stations 2017 All rights reserved. Rail data provided by Network Rail and Rail Delivery Group.