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In June 2024 the officer with Barton Cleethorpes Community Rail Partnership visited Castledyke Primary school in Barton to give a rail safety talk and provided every child with an “Arlo’s Adventures” book.  As a result of learning about how to use trains, stations, level crossings and footbridges safely, year 2 pupils and staff decided to put their new knowledge to the test and have a day out on the train. 

28 children and 8 adults were provided with free return train travel from Barton to Cleethorpes, courtesy of East Midlands Railways.  The children had a lovely time collecting shells on the beach and visiting a local cafe for lunch.  BCCRP and EMR provided every child with a waterproof rucksack containing pens, pencils, key rings, reflective arm bands and an activity book.  The EMR staff on both trains were very friendly and helpful, and everyone had a fun, memorable day.  Dawn Branton, Community Rail Partnership Officer said, “At one point I was asked by one of the pupils to speak to a member of the public because he was over the yellow line on the platform!  I’m really pleased my safety talk has had an impact with the children. It is so important that children are aware of any potential dangers before using the railways.”

Barton Community Rail Partnership are working closely with Humber and Wolds Rural Action, to establish a new E-bike hire scheme to raise awareness of sustainable travel.  

Thanks to grants from Community Rail Network and East Midlands Railway the scheme starts during Community Rail Week, 20 to 26 May 2024 at The Cycle Hub at Grimsby Railway Station.

Adults can hire the E-bikes, including protective equipment, at just £15 for the first day, and £5 a day thereafter!  The E-bikes are fold-able so easy to take onto the train for days out around the beautiful northern Lincolnshire countryside, coast, towns and villages.  So, for your next day out, why not catch the train to Grimsby and hire an E-bike!

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