Blooming marvellous! West Runton station serves up a treat with annual fundraiser

Peter Mayne, chairman of the Bittern Line CRP, joins volunteers for their annual fundraiser in West

Peter Mayne, chairman of the Bittern Line CRP, joins volunteers for their annual fundraiser in West Runton. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

Station adopters at West Runton, served up a treat at the weekend with a tea party to raise money for its gardens.

Peter Mayne, chairman of the Bittern Line CRP, joins volunteers for their annual fundraiser in West

Peter Mayne, chairman of the Bittern Line CRP, joins volunteers for their annual fundraiser in West Runton. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

The annual fundraiser, organised by the volunteers, was part of a programme of events to toast the 20th anniversary of the Bittern Line Community Rail Partnership.

Peter Mayne, chairman of the Bittern Line CRP, was among those in attendance. He pointed out the number of train passengers using the route had trebled in last 20 years.

Mr Mayne said: 'This is one of the most successful branch lines in the country and we want to get more and more people using it because we've got new trains coming in two years' time, three or four coach length.''

James Reeve, Greater Anglia's area customer service manager, added: 'West Runton is a beautiful station and the team of adopters work very hard to keep the gardens looking bright and welcoming.'

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