A spine tingling journey on the ghost train

Children aboard the Marston Vale Line Halloween ghost train in associaiton with London Midland. PNL-140411-114631001
Children aboard the Marston Vale Line Halloween ghost train in associaiton with London Midland. PNL-140411-114631001

Creepy capers and fiendish family fun were just the ticket on the Marston Vale Line as a ghost train rolled into town.

The Fancy Dress Express was packed with children dressed up in a variety of spooky costumes.

Dressed up youngsters were given goody bags packed with games and puzzles and a face painter and balloon modeller entertained.

The special Halloween service was arranged by the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership in association with London Midland.

All of the train activities were free of charge and a team of seven volunteers were on hand to help out and sell refreshments.

Many passengers took the opportunity to visit Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre during the journey.

Marston Vale Community Rail partnership officer Stephen Sleight said, “The ghost train is a popular event in the Community Rail Partnership calendar. We had one of our best events yet with four lively trains, and many families taking the opportunity to travel on the Marston Vale Line for the first time. A number of regular passengers enjoyed a journey home with a difference too!”