Join us on June 25 at 12:00 and 13:00 for the Harwich Festival trains, when we'll be travelling along the Mayflower Line to join in the Hidden Gems themed event.

Full information can be found in the leaflet as well as on our event page.  You can get tickets in advance for the train at £5 for adults, £3 for children.

The Music Train has been hailed a success, with over 150 people on the event trains.  Below is a video from the day and if you click read more, you can view photos too.

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Millions of people will be celebrating HM The Queen’s 90th birthday, and at the same time, celebrating the vitality and creativity of our communities.

Railway Stations sit in the heart of British communities and for the first time in history, they are joining together to provide a stage to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s milestone birthday, providing a wonderful array of activities as part of the nationwide celebrations

Whilst celebrating our Queen’s birthday, we are also highlighting the importance of our local public transport. Railways should be at the heart of sustainable communities, with stations being much more than somewhere you get on and off a train – places where people can meet, chat, have a cup of tea. In other words, hubs of the community.

Station to StationThe UK-wide ‘Station to Station’ events have brought together community groups, train operators, Network Rail, and a wide range of rail industry organisations. We’re united in saying that railways have never been more important for communities – and the rail industry wants to go further in highlighting its importance to our country.

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To celebrate we are holding a giant tea party at Burnham Station House.  You are invited to come and join us between 2pm to 5pm on Sunday the 12th June where tea cake and coffee will be free to all as well as lots of activities for all the family.  You can find out all about the event, including how to register by clicking here

You can keep up to date with the UK Wide Station to Station by:

Twitter - @S2SQC2016
Facebook - www.facebook.com/S2SQC2016
Website - www.queenscelebration.com

 

We have issued our annual report 2015, which can be downloaded as a PDF here.  Highlights include Burnham Station House and Harwich Station Garden winning an award at the ACORP Awards in October.

 

Leaves on the line are consider to be one of the staple excuses given to customers – and branch lines like ours are usually the worst affected.  It came as a surprise to many of us to learn what Leaf Fall means and the work that goes into keeping trains running.

Network Rail have a video on their website that tells you all about Leaves on the Line.  It’s a great educational piece that helps you see some of the challenges faced by train operators and Network Rail in the autumnal weather as well as some of the facts about the 2.5 million trees along the railways. 

Click here to visit the Network Rail webpage – or view the video below.