Suffolk travel groups show off charms of region’s rural rail lines
PUBLISHED: 17:17 19 May 2017
A new bid to attract visitors to the region to enjoy some of East Anglia’s most attractive rail lines has been launched at Liverpool Street station.
The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership (CRP) joined other groups to help launch a nationwide campaign to encourage people to explore ‘Scenic Rail Britain’.
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Martin Halliday, Community Rail Officer at the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership, said: “The Scenic Rail Britain campaign is a great opportunity to promote the railways in our region to thousands of commuters and potential visitors.
“Suffolk has so much to offer tourists from both within the UK and further afield including many bustling market towns, traditional seaside resorts, a wealth of historic sites, unique wildlife and a host of cultural and sporting activities, all in addition to being the southern gateway to the Broads National Park.”
Jonathan Denby, Greater Anglia’s Head of Corporate Affairs said: “The representatives from the Community Rail Partnerships did a fantastic job in raising the profile of the region and in particular raising awareness of our rural branch lines to people in the City.
“I’d like to thank them for their efforts. I’m sure more people will be encouraged to get out and about this summer, exploring East Anglia by rail, as a result of the event.”