Making tracks for charity

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SHEFFIELD to London rail operator East Midlands Trains is running a special service to Bronte Country tomorrow for charity.

The high-speed train service, which is fully booked, is running from London to Oxenhope, on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, via South Yorkshire.

The Samaritans and Sheffield’s Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity will benefit from proceeds of the event.

Volunteers from the Samaritans and the hospital will also be helping out on the train, and a total of 19 East Midlands Trains employees will either be donating their days’ wages to the charity, or donating their time at no cost.

Passengers booked onto the train will be treated to a special silver service meal in First Class, and there will be a real ale bar on offer for all passengers, serving beers from the Thornbridge Brewery and the Sheffield Tap.

Pete Glass, of East Midlands Trains, said: “We’re really pleased the train is a sell-out, helping us to raise lots of money for worthy causes.”