Scenic Rail Britain aims to help tourists, day-trippers and families, travelling from near and far, to access the country’s hidden gems, while travelling sustainably and avoiding the stresses of driving. At Community Rail Network, we see the lovely sights that community railways have to offer every day. We want to share that with more people, and promote these amazing railway lines, which form such an important part of our heritage.
Scenic Rail Britain, which Community Rail Network set up in partnership with Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership and Abellio, includes lots of practical information, on things like advance tickets and railcards, to help people explore the country by rail easily and affordably. It also includes sample itineraries, a map of community railway lines, and organises the lines by region and theme, to help potential visitors get ideas and plan amazing trips.
There is also another important message behind the campaign, to do with protecting our wonderful countryside and helping communities around the UK to benefit as much as possible from tourism. Many beautiful parts of the UK suffer traffic and pollution problems. Travelling by car adds to this, as well as meaning that you risk spending your trip stuck in jams and feeling stressed. By getting around by train, you reduce your carbon footprint, and can sit back and relax.
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