Brid’s new look land train is launched

Bridlington's land train is relaunched with new colour scheme for 2013 - ribbon cutting by the chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council Coun Chad Chadwick and his wife Margaret.
Bridlington's land train is relaunched with new colour scheme for 2013 - ribbon cutting by the chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council Coun Chad Chadwick and his wife Margaret.

Bridlington’s land train has been given a whole new look ahead of the forthcoming holiday season.

The land train’s new red, white and blue colour scheme was officially unveiled on Saturday by the chairman of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Chad Chadwick.

Coun Chadwick, who was accompanied by his wife Coun Margaret Chadwick, cut the ribbon and made a short speech at the station on Limekiln Lane.

Coun Chadwick said: “The land train has been a popular attraction for visitors for a few years, but after running up and down the seafront for so long, it was looking a little tired.

“I am pleased to say that the East Riding of Yorkshire Council decided to give the train a new image.”

Coun Chadwick also thanked everyone who had been involved in the re-launch and said he hopes it paves the way for a successful summer season.

The re-launch was celebrated by a whole host of fun activities organised by the Foreshores team and held at land train stations throughout the weekend, including balloon modelling, face painting, and sports.

East Riding Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said: “The land trains attract a lot of people to the area and provide a fun way to travel between Bridlington and Sewerby. As well as looking more appealing, they make a great first impression to new visitors to the area.”

A name the train competition was also held which the public can still enter to be in with a chance of winning a family day pass to Sewerby Hall and Garden.

Entries can be emailed to foreshores@eastriding.gov or call 678255.