The sun has arrived so grab a free ice cream and jump aboard the Network Rail Southern region Great British Summer Holiday!: car-344

Thursday 22 Jul 2021

The sun has arrived so grab a free ice cream and jump aboard the Network Rail Southern region Great British Summer Holiday!

Region & Route:
Southern: Kent

It has taken a while, but the sun has finally arrived, and Network Rail Southern region is celebrating the start of the summer holidays with free ice cream and a selfie competition at its amazing London stations.

Passengers making their way to the beaches and countryside of the South will get a flavour of the great British summer this July and August as Network Rail and the rail industry warmly welcomes them back to travelling by train at London Waterloo, London Victoria, London Bridge and Charing Cross.

Passengers can take a selfie in an iconic Mini draped in the Union Jack and get the chance to win some prizes - including a luxury food-hamper and tickets to a Southeastern railway destination of their choice - and there will be free ice creams at weekends to get people into the spirit of The Great British Summer Holiday.

 Lucy McAuliffe Stations Director Southern region, said: “The past 15 months have been really difficult for so many of us, but as more restrictions are removed, we want to make our passengers feel especially welcomed back to our stations and onto the railway.

“We know this summer will be different, with trips overseas difficult for lots of passengers, however we hope to get everyone in the mood for a staycation with our Great British Summer Holiday campaign.”

Notes to Editors

Network Rail’s Great British Summer Holiday will be visiting a different station each week:

Charing Cross 8-11 July & 5-8 Aug

London Victoria, 15-18 July & 12-15 Aug

London Bridge 22-25 July & 19-22 Aug

London Waterloo 29 July-01 Aug & 26-30 Aug


Contact information

Passengers / community members
Network Rail national helpline
03457 11 41 41

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Scott Wilson
Media Manager
Network Rail
07395 389658

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