Full steam ahead to promote the Waveney Valley

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MDEP-03-08-2016-072 Diss Railway Station Trains South Norfolk Tourist Boards Market Towns Diss Express 03.08.2016 ANL-160408-000838005

Diss Rail Station has had a makeover — all in a bid to promote the Waveney Valley as a tourist destination.

Eight pictures now adorn the station's platform to highlight the area, with the project being overseen Diss Rail Station Group that consists of representatives from South Norfolk Council, Norfolk County Council, Diss Town Council, the Rail Company and disability group, Station Adapter as part of an ongoing initiative to improve Diss Rail Station.

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MDEP-03-08-2016-070 Diss Railway Station Trains South Norfolk Tourist Boards Market Towns Diss Express 03.08.2016 ANL-160408-001152005

An official launch event will take place next month.

South Norfolk Councillor Tony Palmer, Chairman of the Group said: "Discussions between myself and the then franchiser National Express Rail were initially held in 2008 when it was first suggested to display tourist publicity pictures along the platforms.

"All seven Waveney Valley towns were consulted when deciding which pictures should be included and the plan is to change the display throughout the year.”

The Diss Rail Station Group has already overseen the replacement of the rail bridge over Victoria Road, improvements to signage at the station and an expansion of the parking area.

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MDEP-03-08-2016-068 Diss Railway Station Trains South Norfolk Tourist Boards Market Towns Diss Express 03.08.2016 ANL-160408-001044005