Essex ‘seaside spectacular’ train is sell-out success!

Published on: Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Bargain tickets for a special train ride to the beach at Walton on the Naze have sold out – but tickets are still available for a similar trip to Southend.

The ‘Bucket and Spade’ train will run from Colchester to Walton on the Naze on the 1 and 15 August 2019 with a full complement of passengers.

But organisers have advised that tickets are still available for the Southend Line Bucket and Spade train on 22 August.

The train runs from Billericay departing at 10.25am and from Wickford at 10.31am.

Tickets are just £5 return for an adult and £3 return for a child and are only available online at until 13 August. They include a free bucket and spade for every child.

The special Greater Anglia trains will be decked-out with a seaside theme and there will be lots of fun on board.

The event has been organised by the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership, which works to keep local rail lines thriving. Members of the partnership include Greater Anglia and Essex County Council.

Lynda Stone, Community Rail Partnership Officer for Essex County Council said, “Families will be able to spend the day enjoying all that Walton on the Naze or Southend has to offer and return at their leisure by any train.”

Alan Neville, Greater Anglia’s Customer and Community Engagement Manager, said: “A day out by rail offers so much fun for families and it’s so easy and cheap. We expect this trip to be a sell-out success.”