Cubs design rail safety posters for Thurrock stations

7:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CUBS have designed posters promoting railway safety which are now being displayed across the c2c network.

National Express train operator c2c and cubs from Thurrock Thameside Orion Scouts teamed up in a competition to design the best safety poster.

Their designs were then judged by c2c’s local station managers and the company’s marketing team.

The two winners were George England and Molly Perry. Their winning designs have now been professionally printed, and are being displayed at stations across the c2c route.

As a reward for their efforts, the entire pack of 40 cubs and scouts had a free day out on c2c. Their tour included a trip behind the scenes at c2c’s Shoeburyness depot, and the experience of riding on a train while it went through the depot’s train wash system.

c2c Station Manager Julie Davis said: "When we talked to the cubs about the importance of acting safety on the railway, you could tell they were taking it all on board. We thought their poster designs were all brilliant, and it was really hard to pick the winners.

"Because these designs are so unique, we think they will really stand out from the crowd. That means even more people will notice these important safety messages."

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