Wednesday 4 July saw the official unveiling of a bespoke piece of art work presented to Great Yarmouth Train Station courtesy of the Broads Authority. The piece of art welcomes passengers from Greater Anglia Trains into the Broads National Park whose waters can be reached by foot within seven minutes of the train station.
The image was created by artist Dave Thompson and takes its inspiration from the vintage railway posters of the 1950s. Designed by Broads Authority graphic designer Karen Sayer, the piece of art stands at 5.4m wide 1.5m high and it is hoped that the image will brighten the day of the commuters and visitors who use this popular train station.
Chief Executive of the Broads Authority, John Packman, said of the project,
“We’re incredibly proud to be able to present this piece of beautiful art work to Great Yarmouth Train Station. One of the unique features of the Broads is that they run through urban locations as well as rural landscapes. The Broads National Park is a key feature of Great Yarmouth, so having a piece of art work here is a great way of reminding people just how close it is.”
Greater Anglia Community Partnerships Manager, Paul Haynes, said of the project,
“We are delighted to work with the Broads Authority to promote the Broads National Park. Trains are a greener way to travel, helping to protect this fragile ecosystem, and thanks to our great value fares and frequent services, it’s also the easiest way to access these unique and wonderful places.”
Wednesday 4 July 2018