You can be forgiven for humming "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside" when you think about this train - we're gathering our buckets and spades to take to Walton-on-the-Naze on Wednesday 5 August, departing Colchester at 09:56. You can see all the information on the event page, including the link to buy discounted tickets. Those joining the train will get a free bucket and spade, too.
It's easy to forget as you ride along the branch line that there is a community built of lives outside of the station doors. Great Bentley is a great example of this with Britain's largest village green a stones throw away.
Great Bentley Green hosts many events through the year, from the regular cricket matches to carnivals, fairs and even the circus. People visiting the village by train are now welcomed with a fantastic range of flowers and a beautiful station garden thanks to our adopter Susan Wood, who became a volunteer in April 2015.