London Midland has been working with pupils from schools in Wyre Forest to promote safe behaviour on the railways.
Wyre Forest District Council and London Midland challenged young artists from secondary schools to create images around rail safety.
The competition also aimed to create awareness about rail travel – its convenience and reliability and its low carbon footprint – and London Midland's Great Escape promotion which offers network-wide travel for a day for £10 over half-term week.
London Midland delivery manager for Birmingham South, Janeice Stewart-Nedbaylyuk, said:
“Many children use Kidderminster railway station to both commute to school and also socially, so it is very important for the children to keep safe whilst at the station”.
Wyre Forest District Council's Cabinet Member for Housing & Environmental Services, Councillor Tracey Onslow said: “We were impressed by the enthusiasm for this competition and the entries were thoughtful and imaginative. This is a great way to get thinking about rail safety issues and also for parents to be aware of the great deals that are on offer to local and regional tourist attractions.”
Family tickets to the Sea Life Centre, Think Tank and Cadbury's World were presented to the three winners as prizes and the winning drawings will be displayed at Kidderminster Train Station.
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Since 2007, London Midland has been providing train services to and from London in the south, to Birmingham in the Midlands and Liverpool in the north-west. Over 60 million passenger journeys a year are made using on the network and London Midland manage 148 stations and operate
over 1,300 services a day.
London Midland is owned by Govia, the partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis. Govia
is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for nearly 30 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its three rail companies, Southern (which includes Gatwick Express services), Southeastern and London Midland. Further information on Govia is available at www.govia.info
London Midland has won a range of awards, including Best Local Transport Integration, four Rail Business Awards for marketing, public relations and customer information, five Golden Spanner Awards for Engineering, three IOIC awards for internal communication and three Railstaff Awards for Outstanding Customer Service, Lifesaving and Charity Work.
In 2013 London Midland was awarded the Investors in People (IiP) Silver Award and been awarded the 5 Star award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in 2012.