Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership hold many events in the calendar year, with the aim to encourage more people to use the train. Our popular events include the annual Santa train held on the Crouch Valley Line, Wickford to Southminster which is full of fun for the children and parents.  Highlights include meeting Father Christmas and Rudolph letting the train take the strain as they walk through the carriages and giving out presents.

The Halloween train on the Manningtree to Harwich Mayflower line is a spooky but fun experience with cobweb carriages and lots of activities to do on the train journey such as competitions, activity packs, games, tattoo’s and ghostly tales.

The Sea Shanty is our newest annual event, first ran in 2013 and has grown since, with more trains being ran year on year.  Whilst travelling on the Mayflower line to Harwich you will be joined by a sea shanty crew who will entertain you with songs of the sea, travelling in a highly decorated train and lots of fancy dressed people in sea fare! 


We are proud that so many people get to enjoy our events - below are some photos from various events we've held.