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Penistone Line Partnership showcases opportunities accessible by rail

The Penistone Line Partnership has hosted a stand for the first time at the Honley Show to spread the word about they work they do connecting communities to their local railway, as well as the range of opportunities and days out that are accessible by rail.

The event took place on Saturday 29 June, and throughout the day there was a steady stream of visitors to the Penistone Line Partnership stand.

The ‘be our train driver’ photo board attracted many visitors, creating a lively and interactive environment. CRP staff and volunteers eagerly shared valuable information about the variety of activities and events available along the Penistone Line, including scenic trails and wellbeing walks and popular on-train events such as the Ghost Trains and seasonal music festivities.

The team also handed out rail safety books (including Arlo’s Adventures), encouraged visitors to enter Northern’s free raffle for the chance to win a family rail ticket, and spoke with local people about the upcoming Railway 200 celebrations and opportunities to get involved with volunteering at stations along the line.

Sarah Wells, community rail officer for the Penistone Line Partnership, said: “Our goal at Honley Show was to be visible in the community at a high footfall event and share the essence of community rail.

“Our team, including volunteers and directors, were available to discuss our future plans and aspirations with attendees. I was delighted to have met people who we can partner and engage with in the future, from new community groups, local history guides, a choir, rural police, and of course residents living near Penistone Line stations.”

Keep up to date with future news, projects, and events from the Penistone Line Partnership via their website.