Broads National Park art work unveiled at Great Yarmouth Train Station

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

A mural has been unveiled at Great Yarmouth station today (Wednesday 4 July).

The mural has been donated by The Broads Authority to welcome passengers from Greater Anglia trains into the Broads National Park, whose waters can be reached by foot within seven minutes of the train station.

Created by artist Dave Thompson and Broads Authority graphic designer Karen Sayer, the work takes its inspiration from the vintage railway posters of the 1950s.

Standing 5.4m wide and 1.5m high, it is hoped that the image will brighten the day of the commuters and visitors who use this popular train station and encourage them to visit the Broads National Park.

Chief Executive of the Broads Authority, John Packman, said: “We’re incredibly proud to be able to present this piece of beautiful art work to Great Yarmouth train station. One of the unique features of the Broads is that they run through urban locations as well as rural landscapes. The Broads National Park is a key feature of Great Yarmouth, so having a piece of art work here is a great way of reminding people just how close it is.”

Greater Anglia's Assistant Area Customer Services Manager, Alan Trett, said: “We are delighted to work with the Broads Authority to promote the Broads National Park. Trains are a greener way to travel, helping to protect this fragile ecosystem, and thanks to our great value fares and frequent services, it’s also the easiest way to access these unique and wonderful places.”