Poacher Line in the running for national awards

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Lincolnshire’s Poacher Line Community Rail Partnership has been short-listed for four community rail awards.

The ACoRP Awards recognise the unsung heroes of the community rail world for their hard work and dedication.

This year, the Poacher Line has been nominated in four categories:

  • Best Marketing or Communications Campaign: For the ‘100 Years of the RAF’ Poacher Line marketing campaign, sponsored by Cross Country Trains and East Midlands Trains, which included a Red Arrow plane being on display at Birmingham New Street Station.
  • Involving Children and Young People: For work with photography and art students from St George’s Academy, Sleaford. The students were tasked with creating a marketing campaign for the Poacher Line that would appeal to a younger audience. They were invited to hold an exhibition at Sleaford train station, where their artwork is now a permanent feature.
  • It’s Your Station: Ancaster and Radcliffe on Trent stations have both been nominated for the great work of their station adopters. Ancaster have been placed in the silver banding and Radcliffe on Trent in the bronze.

Kaye Robinson, Community Rail Partnership Officer, said: “Being shortlisted in these national awards provides fantastic recognition for everyone involved in making the Nottingham to Skegness route a sustainable and successful railway line.

“Every project takes time and hard work, often by volunteers, so the annual awards are a real celebration and a great way to say thank you to everyone involved.”