Essex Community Rail Group to showcase the county to Cambridge residents

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The best things about Essex will be on show to people in Cambridge this Thursday (20 September), as the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership showcases the county at Cambridge rail station.

Volunteers will run a stall throughout the day to raise the profile of Essex and how easy it is to visit from Cambridge using Greater Anglia rail services.

The Community Rail team will promote some of Essex’s best-loved attractions such as family fun at Southend’s ‘Adventure Island’ leisure park, exploring Roman history at Colchester Castle, or strolling along Clacton Pier, as well as many others and provide timetables and information about getting there by train.

Paul Haynes, Greater Anglia’s Community Partnerships Manager, said, “This is an innovative idea by the Community Rail Partnership and I hope lots of people will visit their stand as they pass through the station to find out about the great days out or staycations they can enjoy by rail.

“Essex is easy to reach from Cambridge by taking a Greater Anglia via Ipswich or London Liverpool Street - and we’ve recently reduced our fares to Liverpool Street even further, making it a great time to travel further afield.”

Jayne Sumner of the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership said: “I’m looking forward to bringing the delights of our rural rail lines and Essex attractions to a new audience and I hope it will encourage more people to come and discover our fantastic county by rail.”