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Station Gala ps1135-2a'Bridlington Station Gala'Lynn Youhill'ps1135-2a
Station Gala ps1135-2a'Bridlington Station Gala'Lynn Youhill'ps1135-2a

BRIDLINGTON Railway Station held its third event of the year to promote the town’s railway links and give rail enthusiasts a good time.

Organised by the Yorkshire Coast Community Rail Partnership, it attracted a good crowd on Saturday despite showery weather, and visitors enjoyed live music, stalls, model displays, including those of model aircraft and ships in the Old Parcels Office.

Station Gala ps1135-2c'Bridlington Station Gala'Sally Burden 7, Robbie, Alice Burdon 13'ps1135-2c

Station Gala ps1135-2c'Bridlington Station Gala'Sally Burden 7, Robbie, Alice Burdon 13'ps1135-2c

Steve Warring, events co-ordinator for the Partnership, a non-profit making organisation, said the day was a success and “had a great atmosphere.”

Like similar events already held at Easter and on the May bank holiday weekend the aim, he said, was not to raise funds for the group, admission is free, but to let people know about its work promoting the rail links to Bridlington and campaigning for improved services.

It was also an opportunity for other groups to fund raise for their own causes.

“We have a half hourly service to Hull which is very good, an hourly service to Doncaster and Sheffield in South Yorkshire and we are continuing to campaign for an improvement in the current hour and a half service to Scarborough, said Steve.

The partnership has around 100 members who pay a subscription of £5 a year and the gala is just one of several events they organise to popularise the route, including murder and mystery trips, and railway walks.

Their next event at Bridlington station will be a Partnership open meeting to update users and others of recent developments and forthcoming activity.