Greater Anglia: Halloween train success
There was lots of spooky fun to be had on the recent Halloween train organised by the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership. The spooky special departed Manningtree Station at 16:26 on Sunday 28th October, and ran along the Mayflower Line to Harwich Town and back.
The Halloween train proved so popular that it was completely booked out well beforehand and the Community Rail Partnership organised a second service to meet public demand, running at 17.26.
Lucy Ainger, Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership Officer said: “We were really pleased that the Halloween train proved so popular this year that we had to organise an additional train service. It was great to see so many people come along and join in the fun.”
It was an exciting and unique day out on the Halloween themed train, with lots of family fun. Fancy dress was the order of the day, with a prize for the best outfit, plus there were goody bags for each child, opportunities to face paint, and storytelling with a spooky theme. The train was also specially decorated to match the ghostly theme.
James Steward, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager said: “We were delighted to host a special event train once again on the Mayflower line. I’d like to thank the Community Rail Partnership for organising such a terrific event.”