Midland rail passengers are being urged to "use or lose" stations earmarked for closure by national rail bosses.
Staffordshire MP Bill Cash has joined forces with the Midlands Rail Passengers Committee in calling on local residents to use stations identified as unpopular by the Strategic Rail Authority's recent Rail Utilisation Strategy for the region.
The document - which is seeking to bolster overcrowded services into Birmingham without any new investment - recommends the removal of a number of quieter routes.
As a result, stations such as Stone, Barlaston, Norton Bridge and Wedgwood are now threatened with closure.
Mr Cash (Con Stone), who will speak at an RPC meeting at Stone Station today at 2pm, said: "Our opposition to the station's proposed closure must be made clear.
"But, in tandem with this, we must also make it clear that we will all work together to push for greater use of the station in the short to medium term.
"The public must be made aware of this important transport facility and we must promote its usage."
John Balmforth, spokesman for the West Midlands passenger Transport Users Forum, said: "The SRA's argument for closing these stations is low usage.
"The message to passengers is clear - use it or lose it."