Passengers at two London Midland stations will be invited to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday this weekend.
Milton Keynes Central and St Albans Abbey stations will be taking part in an event called ‘Station to Station Queen’s Celebration’.
On Friday, 10 June visitors to Milton Keynes station will be treated to a royal themed event, giving local residents the opportunity to enjoy a string quartet performance and some tasty cakes on the overbridge, which will be festooned in bunting for the occasion.
Steve Helfet, London Midland’s head of west coast services , said: “We are very proud to be supporting Station to Station, a fantastic national initiative designed to bring people from across the local community together in celebration of this milestone event.
“Railway stations are much more than a place where you simply get on and off a train – they serve as a place to meet, chat and enjoy something to eat and drink.
“As stations sit at the heart of the community, we are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome local people and regular users of the station to come and enjoy this momentous occasion with us.”
On Sunday, 12 June, St Albans Abbey will be exhibiting various displays relating to the Abbey Line; as well as a fabulous display of model trains. Cakes and Tea will be on sale for visitors to enjoy whilst discovering the fascinating history of the line. This event is being organised by the Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership supported by London Midland.
‘Station to Station Queen’s Celebration’ is anticipated to be one of the biggest events to be hosted by the UK’s rail industry in living memory. The official website www.queenscelebration.com provides more information on what’s planned at your nearest participating station and on which day.