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2nd Aug, 2021

Rallying call for people to find out more and get involved with Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership

TRAIN users and enthusiasts in Worcestershire can find out more about the work of the county’s Community Rail Partnership (CRP) next Friday, July 23.

The partnership, which works to connect railway stations with their local communities, is holding a drop-in session at the Worcester Guildhall from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Peter Chapman, from the county’s CRP, said he looked forward to welcoming as many people as possible.

“There is so much going on at our stations, from family activities to community work which is making a real difference to young people in Worcestershire.

“With Covid-19 restrictions beginning to ease we are also looking closely at the role the railway can play in encouraging more people back onto the network, as well as encouraging people to adopt local stations.”

Visitors can learn more about the work of the CRP, enter a competition to name some of the railway lines which run through the county and view a new promotional video championing local rail travel.

Eighteen stitched train tapestries will also be on display at the event.

Fay Easton, from West Midlands Railway, said: “Communities are at the heart of everything we do as a local rail operator and I would encourage anybody with an interest in the railway to find out more.

“Across our network volunteers donate thousands of hours of time every year to making our stations bright and welcoming places to be.

“CRPs play a big part in bringing people together and this promises to be a great event.”

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