From 26 September to 2 October 2016, Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership will be proud to support Rail Safety Week. This is an industry wide project to raise awareness of rail safety when on or around our railways.
On going from our programme to deliver rail safety information to Essex schools, we are working with the staff and residents of Acorn Village Mistley to promote safe travel for people with learning difficulties.
For more information please visit http://railsafetyweek.info/
Join us on Sunday 23 October 2016 10.15am as we take a guided walk from Marks Tey Station to Chappel via Great Tey, taking in part of the Essex Way.
The walk is around 5.4 miles in total and at Chappel you can visit the Swan pub for a drink and lunch. You then have the option to carry on walking to Bures (also guided), or if the 5.4 miles is just right for you then catch the train from Chappel & Wakes Colne Station back to Marks Tey. Alternatively you could hop on the train to the market town of Sudbury.
Join us for an adventure on the Sea Shanty Trains, 8 and 9 October 2016. You can board trains at Manningtree Station to travel to Harwich Town for the Harwich International Shanty Festival.
On Saturday 8 October, there are two departures. At 11:00hrs, the Kernow Buoys will be entertaining along the way. From the West Country, they sing songs in Cornish and otherwise. At 12:00hrs, Capella will join the train, showcasing harmony singing in a mixture of traditional and contemporary styles with audience participation actively encouraged.
On Sunday 9 October, one departure at 11:26 features the Vagrants Crew, a lively group with a catching enthusiasm. Returning for another year, this group will get the train into the Sea Shanty spirit.
There will also be activity packs for children and a prize for the best dressed pirates.
Tickets are available online at a discounted price - visit www.esscrp.org.uk/tickets/ to purchase. Full event information including prices can be found on our event pages below.
The second year of our bucket and spade train was a great success with over 90 children joining the train from Colchester to Walton! Lots of fun on the decorated train which left Colchester Station at 9.56am on Wednesday the 10th August.
Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership have been shortlisted for 5 Community Rail Awards