Bingley Beavers were invited by Northern to take a trip on one of the brand new class 331 electric trains recently.
The Beavers were rewarded for their hard work with helping at Bingley Station gardens with a special trip. The ‘1st Bingley Beaver colony’ have been helping the station adopters, Friends of Bingley, ensuring the station looks great for rail passengers.
Bird boxes, which were designed and built by the children have recently been installed in the garden, and the train ride treat was organised by Northern as a thankyou for their hard work.
The class 331 electric trains entered service on the Airedale and Wharfedale lines on the 9th September as part of the investment by Northern in a fleet of 101 brand new units costing £500m. The new trains can be regularly seen traveling between Bradford, Skipton, Ilkley, and Leeds.
What did the officials say?
Richard Isaac, Community and Sustainability Manager for Northern, said:
“It was a fantastic night and lots of the Beavers were saying they want to work for Northern when they grow up. Our Northern colleagues helped to create a special memory for these young Beavers, and they will remember their first trip on a brand new electric train forever.”
“I would like to thank Friends of Bingley Station, the Northern train planners and our fantastic train crew team for supporting this event. I would also like to particularly thank Joy Smith from the Friends of Bingley Station for her tireless work with the Beavers to educate them on rail safety.
“Of course the Beavers themselves are an inspiration. They work so hard doing lots of positive things for the Bingley community. They thoroughly deserved their special trip.”