Halloween train takes to the rails again for lots of spooky fun

Monday, 21 October 2013

Following on from a very successful event last year, the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership is pleased to announce the return of the Halloween train.

Two Halloween train services will run this year, departing Manningtree Station at 16:26 and 17:26 respectively, on Sunday 27th October. The specially decorated trains will run along the Mayflower Line to Harwich Town and back.

The themed trains promise to be an exciting and unique day out for families and fans of all things spooky, with lots of family fun. Fancy dress is the order of the day, with a prize for the most creative outfit, plus there will be goody bags for each child, opportunities to face paint, storytelling with a spooky theme and a guess the weight of the pumpkin competition.

Terri Ryland, Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership Officer said: “Following a successful event last year, we are pleased that the Halloween train is back for a return visit on the Mayflower line this year, there will be family fun aplenty on board, so please do come along.”

James Steward, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager said: “We’re delighted to have a special event train running on the Mayflower line once again. These have proven very popular in the past and last year’s Halloween train was a sell out. We look forward to welcoming the many families joining us for a fun day-out on the Halloween train.”

The Halloween train is a ticket only event, all tickets must be booked in advance and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from: The Deli & Café, 21 High Street, Manningtree. For the round trip, the adult fare is £2.50, whilst children 12 and under travel for just £1. The spooky activities planned for this special train will be particularly attractive to children aged under 10 years.