News from East Midlands Trains

06.03.2017

East Midlands Trains supports the Great British Spring Clean

  • East Midlands Trains supported the Great British Spring Clean with events at a number of stations across the network
  • Over 25 volunteers got stuck in and litter-picked at selected stations

 

East Midlands Trains supported the campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities at the weekend (3-5 March) as part of the Great British Spring Clean challenge. 

The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign backed by key anti-litter charities including Keep Britain Tidy.

East Midlands Trains station staff, station adopters and volunteers from the Community Rail Partnership and Network Rail carried out a ‘Great EMT Spring Clean’ on Friday 3 March as part of this campaign.

There were litter-picks at Longport station and all along the Matlock route with particular focus on Long Eaton, Belper, Matlockand Cromford stations.

Michaela Skodova, East Midlands Trains’ Sustainability Officer said: “The Great British Spring Clean is about everyone working together to clean up the litter that blights our landscape and communities. We’re delighted that we took part and brought different people together to tackle an issue that many people care passionately about, as well as helping to improve the environment around different stations.”

Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “We are grateful to East Midlands Trains for all their support for the Great British Spring Clean.

“Their efforts, along with those of the thousands of others who are taking part in the country’s biggest-ever clean-up, will help us show the world that people do care about the environment on their doorstep and are willing to take action to do something to improve it.”

 For more information www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk