Piano hits the right notes at Norwich railway station

Friday, 6 July 2018

Passengers using Norwich railway station have been treated to some musical delights while travelling, after a customer donated a piano.

Ross Garden, who runs Hurn Chemist on Unthank Road in Norwich, kindly donated a piano, which now stands near WH Smith on the concourse.

Mr Garden got in touch and offered the piano after seeing similar successful schemes at airports and rail stations across the world.

James Reeve, Area Customer Service Manager, said: “We are very grateful to Ross for his kind donation.

“Many people have enjoyed playing the piano as they pass through the station, and we have even been treated to a performance by some professional musicians.

“Hearing someone play the piano can brighten someone’s day, and we hope it makes our customers’ journeys more enjoyable.”

Anyone can turn up and play the piano. It has already proved a hit with customers - including a group of male singers from Blakeney who were on their way home from the Royal Norfolk Show, who treated passengers to an impromptu performance.

Norwich station holds a number of community events throughout the year including coffee mornings with Age UK, a very popular Santa’s grotto, and it has even welcomed miniature donkeys, as part of a Dementia Friends event.