Celebrations for the Queen

Friday, 10 June 2016

Rail passengers in Essex enjoyed free treats at rail stations this morning, as train operator Abellio Greater Anglia began to give out over 7,000 cupcakes as part of their celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Staff and managers at Chelmsford, Colchester, Clacton-On-Sea, London Liverpool Street, Wickford and Witham gave out treats to commuters as part of the national ‘Station to Station Queen's Celebration’ campaign.

The celebrations will continue this weekend with other events around the network, including a giant tea party at Burnham Station House and celebrations at Reedham and Sheringham stations at the weekend.

Abellio Greater Anglia’s Head of Customer Service – East, Neil Grabham, commented: "The railway's links to The Royal Family go back as far as the mid-nineteenth century when Queen Victoria chartered the first royal coaches, so we are delighted to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday at stations across the network as part of the national Station to Station Queen's Celebration campaign. We hope that the festive atmosphere and giveaways at stations brightened our passengers' morning commute."