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21  April

Chuffed with UK train travel award

19/03/2024 @ 10:43


An initiative that mixes travel with tourism on our local train line has been recognised with a UK award.

The Cambrian Railway Partnership has won the Tourism and Leisure Award at the 19th Community Rail Awards this week, held in Swansea.

The bi-lingual Window Seater project, which shares geolocated, audio stories along the route, drawing on local histories and insights, connects Shrewsbury-Aberystwyth passengers to the world outside the train window and aims to inspire more greener journeys by rail through Montgomeryshire.

The event, organised by Community Rail Network and jointly sponsored by Transport for Wales and Great Western Railway, was joined by 430 guests including senior rail and transport leaders and community rail officers and volunteers.

It recognised projects supporting diversity, accessibility and inclusion, sustainable travel and tourism, youth and school engagement, community-led station improvements, empowered communities and influencing positive change.

Altogether, 19 winners were chosen from 180 entries recognising projects.

More than 50% of the rail network across Wales is supported by community rail partnerships, station friends’ volunteers and other community rail groups. Their activities are shown to play a powerful role in supporting Welsh policy priorities to encourage and enable sustainable, inclusive travel and mobility.