Skegness train station gets flower power

East Midlands Trains station staff Julie Gray and Rachel Coulbeck join volunteer station adopter Carolyn Sharp to put the new hanging baskets up at Skegness Train Station. ANL-160504-131715001

East Midlands Trains station staff Julie Gray and Rachel Coulbeck join volunteer station adopter Carolyn Sharp to put the new hanging baskets up at Skegness Train Station. ANL-160504-131715001

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Commuters to Skegness are being greeted by a host of colourful hanging baskests as they arrive at the town’s train station.

The baskets – which contain realistic-looking flowers and fauna including poppies, gerbera, ivy and ferns – will be maintained by volunteer station adopter Carolyn Sharp, whose role includes ensuring the station looks as inviting as possible to visitors.

Executive member with responsibility for transport, Coun Richard Davies, said: “In a rural county such as Lincolnshire public transport is heavily relied upon as a means to travel both into the county from further afield and to commute within it.

“There have recently been many improvements in routes making train travel more accessible and I am pleased that those choosing this method of travel will be greeted by a more pleasing sight as they arrive.”

The baskets were funded by The Poacher Line Community Rail Partnership, East Midlands Trains and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships.