The train was decorated in an Easter theme, and the Easter Bunny was on board to distribute special Thomas the Tank Engine Easter eggs to all children in Easter bonnets or hats. Entertainment was provided by a local face painter and balloon modeller.
A team of seven volunteers were on hand during the event to assist passengers, distribute information concerning forthcoming events & special discounts for Marston Vale passengers at local attractions and sell refreshments, including the renowned Bedfordshire clanger, courtesy of Gunn’s Bakery.
An on-train survey generated a great deal of positive feedback. As one passenger put it, ‘Good time had by all. Little boy enjoyed balloons and face painting. Thanks for the chocolates!’
The special service was been arranged by the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership in association with London Midland.