Rail stations to give out free Easter treats for NHS staff

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Easter egg donations for staff

People who work for the NHS can now pick up a free Easter treat donated by rail passengers from three Greater Anglia stations in the Cambridge area.

Hundreds of Easter eggs, which were all donated by customers as part of an annual collection, are available for NHS staff at Cambridge, Cambridge North and Ely railway stations.

Every year, treats are donated at the station and distributed to local charities and hospitals. This year the decision has been made to donate them to hardworking NHS staff who use the stations.

Hundreds of chocolate treats – including vegan options – have been donated by passengers

over the past weeks and NHS staff passing through Cambridge, Cambridge North and Ely can ask a member of staff for an egg.

Mike Barry, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, said: “We know several members of NHS staff use our services to get to and from work and we would like to show our appreciation to them.

“We also would like to thank our very generous customers donating the Easter eggs and supporting our annual Easter egg drive.”

Greater Anglia is currently providing a revised rail service as part of the national effort to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak.

As part of an industry-wide response, the train operator is running a reduced service for essential journeys, for key workers such as NHS staff, emergency workers and carers.

The government has made it clear that public transport is for essential use only, so that key workers and our staff can practise social distancing and be safe on their journeys.

Passengers can claim refunds on advance tickets or unused season tickets. Full details can be found at www.greateranglia.co.uk.