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Host a ‘Great Train Together’ this June

Community rail partnerships and station volunteer groups are encouraged to get involved and join in with this year’s Great Get Together (23-25 June).

The Great Get Together is all about connection; linking different communities, places, and people together in the understanding that, inspired by the message of Jo Cox MP, ‘we all have more in common than that which divides us’. And few things connect us more, both literally and figuratively, than the railways and stations.

Jo Cox understood this and was a strong supporter of community rail. She was, and remains, Vice-Chair of Friends of Batley Station, and understood the central role the station played in the local community.

This is why, alongside Community Rail Network, the Jo Cox Foundation is launching the Great Train Together – an initiative to encourage community rail members to run Great Get Togethers this June.

Community rail partnerships and station groups sit at the centre of their communities, and the Jo Cox Foundation want to help celebrate this through the Great Get Together.

There are many ways to take part in the Great Train Together – whether that be through having an open day, running a walk from the station, welcoming commuters, or doing a clear up.

If you’re interested in running a Great Train Together event, view the resource pack to get started. You can also contact your usual support and development team contact if you would like further support in setting up your event.

Let our comms team know what your plans are so we can help support and share your messages too.