Prizes Awarded to Abbey Line Love Your Community Rail Month Winners

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Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership held ‘Love your Community Rail Month’ in March as part of its ongoing community engagement.

Primary and secondary school children along the line, which runs from Watford to St Albans, were asked to show how they loved the Abbey Line through an art and photography competition.

The winning entry from eight-year-old Nathan Doggett showed how he and his younger brothers, Seth and Jesse, loved using Park Street station complete with their own specially designed T-shirts!

Nathan and his school, Park Street CofE Primary, received certificates and prizes from Edna Woname, Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership Officer, and Steve Helfet, Head of West Coast Services for London Midland. The prize won was a 1st class family ticket for use on the London Midland network, £15 book tokens and £40 book tokens for his school.

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Image (left): The Winner, Nathan Doggett

Featured are: Steve Helfet, Head of West Coast Services at London Midland and Edna Woname



Image (right): Seth Doggett and the school were presented with certificates for taking part and their support.



Here’s what you said…

Nathan’s mother, Lorraine Doggett, said: “We are absolutely thrilled by Nathan winning first prize. We as a family are big supporters of the Line.”

Head teacher of Park Street CofE Primary & Nursery, Mr Simon Horleston said, “We are delighted that Nathan has won this competition!”

Edna Woname, Abbey Line CRP Officer said: “We wanted our Community to capture the Abbey Line through their art and photos. We were delighted by the standard of the entries and Nathan is a very worthy winner. We’re grateful for the support of London Midland and the local schools that encouraged their pupils to take part.”

Steve Helfet, Head of West Coast Services for London Midland, said: “We’re delighted to be a part of the Community Rail Partnership and involved in this type of initiative. I loved Nathan’s entry and it was great to see how pleased he was when he found out he had won the competition.”

Press Release

Download: Press Release – Love your Community Rail Month Winners March 2017 (PDF 500KB)

ACoRP Community Rail Awards 2015

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Award Category: Best Marketing Campaign

(Sponsored by Rail Media)

The Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership & Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service won a ‘bronze’ award for the ‘Launch of the Abbey Line Trail’

More specifically, ACoRP was impressed with the team’s work in helping promote the Line for Off-Peak leisure activities.  The campaign for the launch of this nine mile waymarked walking route started with early promotions using posters, flyers, leaflets and promotional displays at public events.

Closer to the launch date the campaign gained momentum with posters on trains and at stations. Articles in magazines, newsletters and press releases encouraged tweets and coverage on multiple websites.  A launch event with walks led from two stations resulted in widespread coverage and ongoing interest.

Winners were announced at the gala dinner and presentation evening.

You can learn more about ACoRP here: (www.acorp.uk.com).

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