Rail operator Northern has run a mums and babies day out in South Yorkshire in a bid to encourage young families to travel by train
Northern worked together with High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) to organise the Sling Express which ran from Darnall station in Sheffield to Edale.
Sheffield Sling Library and Surgery fitted 11 mums and children with slings, the fantastic service offers loans of hundreds of slings and carriers for parents to take home and try out.
With everyones slings sorted the train made its way to Edale where the mums and children enjoyed cakes and drinks and were also given a tour of the Edale visitor centre and the surrounding area by Peak District Park Ranger Anna Jennings.
Tony Baxter, Regional Director at Northern said: “We are delighted to be able to support this event and hope everyone involved enjoyed the day. I would like to thank SYPTE for organising the event.
“Our customers at the heart of everything we do, and we want to make our trains – and our wider network – as accessible as possible, and this is just one of the ways we are continuing to deliver a Northern that works for everyone and makes a positive difference to the community.”
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