New initiative to promote travel to the Yorkshire coast by train

Events are held regularly on the station concourseEvents are held regularly on the station concourse
Events are held regularly on the station concourse
The Yorkshire Coast Community Rail Partnership (YCCRP) has joined a national campaign to showcase how rail can increase access to opportunities.

YCCRP joins community rail partnerships, station friends’ volunteers and other community groups to showcase how the railway can increase access to opportunities, as part of national Community Rail Week (May 20-26).

The week will start with an event at Bridlington station on Monday May 20 from 10:30am until 12 noon.

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Volunteers will serve refreshments and giving out rail and tourism information on the station concourse.

YCCRP run regular events at Bridlington StationYCCRP run regular events at Bridlington Station
YCCRP run regular events at Bridlington Station

They will also welcome a group of people from Sheffield who the Penistone line Community Rail Partnership are bringing by train to the seaside to experience all that Bridlington has to offer.

Later in the week the YCCRP will join the Penistone line Community Rail Partnership at Sheffield station where together they will be promoting the hourly through train service from Sheffield to the Yorkshire Coast

The YCCRP are also launching their new mobile app for Community Rail week.

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Traxplorer is available to download for free from the Google Play store and is designed to enhance the rail journey on the Hull to Scarborough line by providing things to spot, places to visit, rail information and fun challenges.

Throughout the year the YCCRP carry out many activities and projects on the Hull to Scarborough line, all of which engage communities and promote rail travel and the local area.

Jools Townsend, chief executive of Community Rail Network, said: “Community rail partnerships and thousands of ‘station friends’ volunteers the length and breadth of Britain are mobilising en masse, engaging local people and partners to raise awareness about sustainable travel by rail, and get people enthused about its many benefits.”

Community Rail Week is about bringing people together around the theme of ‘More Than A Railway’.

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Community rail has an inspiring track record of promoting travel confidence and broadening mobility horizons, sometimes with life-changing effects, while giving communities a voice on transport, and putting railways and stations at the heart of community life.”

Rachel Osborne from the YCCRP said: “We are looking forward to community rail week, working with our friends from the Sheffield area and meeting new people.

“Our railway line and local area have so much to offer that they are a joy to promote.”

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