EMT encourages passengers to travel on scenic Community Rail lines

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East Midlands Trains has announced that it has hosted two Peregrine Falcons and also helped to launch a children’s activity book as part of its celebrations for ‘Community Rail in the City’ day.

‘Community Rail in the City’ is a widespread celebration aimed at developing tourism and travel for recreation on Britain’s community rail routes.

At Nottingham and Derby stations, representatives from across the Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership, East Midlands Trains and ACoRP launched an activity book, showcasing the beautiful the Derwent Valley Line.

The activity book has been produced for families to discover the wonderful heritage and landscape of the Derwent Valley through a series of activity trails.

On Wednesday 22 May, Perri visited Derby, Nottingham and Leicester to hand out copies of the booklet.

On Wednesday 15 May, the North Staffs Community Rail Partnership visited Crewe station where they invited passengers to make clay figures to join the British Ceramics Biennial’s cast of thousands.

Also on hand were volunteer station adopters from the North Staffs Line who help to keep stations clean.

On Friday 17 May, North Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire and The Poacher Line Community Rail Partnerships took a group of Separatist Pilgrims to Kings Cross Station in London to promote ‘Mayflower 400’.

What did the officials say?

Donna Adams, Community Rail and Stakeholder Manager for East Midlands Trains said:

“East Midlands Trains is proud to support Community Rail in the City. This year we supported lots of activities at our stations, nationally and on train to help promote local railway lines. From creating clay figures to being up close to peregrine falcons, to learning about the Mayflower 400 celebrations, providing the opportunity to inspire others to travel to these scenic community rail lines.”

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