Railways play part in Lowestoft transport event

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Norfolk and Suffolk’s Community Rail Partnerships will fly the flag for local railways ay a special transport festival, ‘Lowestoft Motion’, which is being held in the town centre this weekend.

The Bittern Line and Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs) can be found on Stand 21 on London Road North, next to the East Suffolk Travellers’ Association Stand which will also represent the East Suffolk Line CRP, promoting rail as an environmentally friendly way to travel, an affordable alternative to the car and a great way to explore the picturesque countryside, towns and villages of Norfolk and Suffolk.

The CRPs work in partnership with the regions’ train operator, Abellio Greater Anglia, to promote local railway lines, work to make improvements and engender mutually beneficial links between the railway and the communities they serve.

Ted Gadsden, Chair of the Bittern Line Community Rail Partnership (on the line which runs between Norwich and Cromer / Sheringham) commented, “We’re delighted to bring the Bittern Line to Lowestoft for the day. With Abellio Greater Anglia’s Anglia Plus, Wherry Lines Ranger and Bittern Ranger day tickets, exploring the region by rail is fun, easy and affordable and we hope our presence at Lowestoft Motion will encourage more people to give it a try.”

The Lowestoft Motion transport festival takes place throughout the town centre on Saturday 28th June from 9am until 5pm. The event is free to all and will feature cycle stunt displays, the latest eco cars and electric cycles to test ride, buses old and new to explore, cycle retailers, as well as a host of entertainment and activities for all the family including competitions and quizzes, fun challenges and more.