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March Station celebrates 130th anniversary

Rail enthusiasts are invited to take a nostalgic walk down memory lane as March railway station celebrates its 130th anniversary.

March Station - general

This Saturday (September 12) between 10am and 2pm, the station will become a hive of activity as local residents and visitors take a step back in time and mark the occasion.

The Friends of March Railway Station (FORMS ) are hosting the anniversary event, which will include a 1940s display, model railways, prize draws and children's games.

The heritage rooms will also be open for people to visit and find out more about the station which has served the local community over the past 130 years.

Adrian Sutterby, chairman of FORMS, said: "For more than a century, the station has connected people to the capital and we're delighted to host this event which will pay tribute to the past 130 years. It's important to keep history alive and we hope as many as possible can join us on the day."

Councillor Simon King, Fenland District Council's Cabinet member responsible for transport, said: "It was at March station three years ago that we launched the Hereward Community Rail Partnership (CRP), with the support of Abellio Greater Anglia. That is a fine example of partnership between a local community and a rail company.

"So it's great to be coming together again with the Friends to help celebrate the station's rich history. It has played a vital part in the life of March and we hope that the work of the CRP and the Friends will help that continue for the next 130 years."

Paul Oxley, Stakeholder Manager, Abellio Greater Anglia said: "We're very grateful to the Friends and the Hereward CRP for all their work across the local community to promote train services at March and we hope the anniversary event is a big success."

Article added September 8, 2015