Families urged to use trains in Lancashire for ‘Community Rail Week’


Community Rail Lancashire encourages the many families and individuals who rarely or never get on a train or bus, and are instead reliant on cars, to consider using the trains.

Organized by Community Rail Network and sponsored by Rail Delivery Group, the week will run from May 23-29 and will involve hundreds of community rail partnerships and volunteer groups inviting people to occasionally switch to greener, healthier forms of transport. and more social.

To mark the week, Community Rail Lancashire will present a video honoring the life and work of the Honorable Rachel Beatrice Kay-Shuttleworth MBE (1886-1967), who was the last member of the Shuttleworth family to live at Gawthorpe Hall.

Taking place at Padiham Primary School on Monday, the video was created with the help of Year Six pupils as well as artist Cath Ford and Huckleberry Films.

Wednesday (25 May) is off to the Fylde Coast, where a number of events will take place.

The week-long celebration will end in the county’s east on Friday, with a guided bike ride to and from Brierfield station, which will also take the Stephen Burke cycle path.

Community Rail Network Chief Executive Jools Townsend said: “Community Rail Week, and its ‘try the train’ call to action, is about connecting local communities to their railways and encouraging and enabling more people to travel sustainably by train. .”


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