We Won a Community Rail Award

Full steam ahead for our partnership project ‘Wales on Rails’, supported by Transport for Wales and the Community Rail Partnerships in Wales and the borders. We WON a tourism and leisure award.

‘Wales on Rails’ (WOR) is our sister project designed to provide a resource for tourist travellers to explore Wales by public transport, offering a series of maps, itineraries, and information cards. Explaining the heritage and social and cultural landscape of Wales to enrich the visitor experience and encourage sustainable tourism.

Jools Townsend, chief executive of Community Rail Network, said:
“The Community Rail Awards give deserved recognition to community rail partnerships, groups and volunteers across Britain. We were thrilled to welcome more than 430 guests to the awards, alongside ministers and rail industry leaders, emphasising the great value of community rail, helping to build stronger, fairer, greener communities, served, and connected by their railways and wider sustainable transport network.”

We hope to inspire visitors to come to Wales and think about using public transport see all the sights, experience tourist attractions and narrow-gauge railways located in stunning scenery across Wales.

David Jones, General Manager at Bala Lake Railway and Chairman GLTW said:
“Wales has some of the best and most scenic rail routes in the World. WoR brings together the narrow-gauge steam railways of the GLTW and the scenic main lines, offering a sustainable and cost-effective means of accessing the best scenery and railway journeys that Wales has to offer. It’s fitting recognition that the GLTW and the Community Rail Partnerships in Wales have been received this award.”

Read more about the award WOR Award Booklet Page.

Read all about the winners at this year’s Community Rail Awards, on their website communityrail.org.uk/events-training/community-rail-awards.

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