Essex rail passengers can travel to the sound of music

Friday, 13 August 2021

Rail passengers travelling through the Essex countryside can enjoy live music from around the world at a special event on Saturday 21 August.


Passengers will enjoy the sounds of African Djembe drumming and dance and Brazilian samba to create an exciting and memorable journey.


One train will travel from Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze at 11.56 and another will travel from Walton-on-the-Naze to Colchester at 13.00


Tickets are just £5 per adult and £3 per child over 1 years old, available at www.esscrp.org.uk.


The Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership has teamed up with the Essex Path to Prosperity working with the Essex Cultural Diversity Project and train operator Greater Anglia to host two ‘World Music Trains’ to welcome people back to the railway. The train is one of a series of events this summer funded by the Coastal Communities Fund.


Jayne Sumner, Rail Engagement Officer for the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership, said, “We are delighted to be able to bring back our very popular music trains at last. It’s always an amazing atmosphere on board and we hope the events will attract people to come and enjoy a day out by rail with a difference.”


Juliana Vandegrift, Project Manager for Essex Path to Prosperity, said, “This is a really exciting way to introduce our visitors to the Essex coast in a fun way. Hopefully they will explore Walton and the surrounding coastal area with our walking trails and sight-seeing for the day out.”


Greater Anglia’s Customer and Community Engagement Manager said, “I’m delighted to see the Music Trains’ return. They are a great way to spend a day, bring the community together as the stunning countryside passes by and showcase the talents of our fantastic local musicians.”


Further coastal activities can be found at www.theessexcoast.com