Bishop Auckland Railway Station Community Event
Following the cancellation of the Bishop Auckland Railway Station community event earlier this month due to a demonstration in the town, a new date has now been set as Saturday 23rd July 2016 from 10am to 3pm.
This year’s event is part of a nationwide rail industry event -Station to Station, Queen’s Celebration – celebrating the 90th birthday of HM the Queen with hundreds of events taking place around the railway network during June and July.
Groups attending this year’s event include Bishop Trains, the Stockton & Darlington Railway Youth Team, Weardale Railway, Bishop Auckland Theatre Society and the Royal British Legion.
Durham Constabulary’s ‘Operation Spoke’ will be on hand providing free cycle security marking and members of the Durham & Cleveland Police ‘Interceptors’, of channel 5 fame, are expected to be attending along with the Police Dog Section.
The Bishop Auckland Station History Group will bringing their National Union of Railwaymen replica banner to the event, which will be on display at the station for the first time along with display boards, photographs and memorabilia.
Other activities include vintage bus town tours provided by The Northern National Restoration Group and a model railway display and information stand by the railway youth team.
Bishop Trains will be showcasing the improvements at the station, the train service and also the Festive Capital Express which is running from Bishop Auckland to London in November.
The new date also coincides with the start of an 8 day visit by the world famous ‘Flying Scotsman’ at Locomotion in Shildon and visitors are being invited to make a day of it by visiting the station event then using the train to Shildon.