Travel plan and platform photography officially launched in Diss in bid to boost tourism

Images of the Waveney Valley were launched officially at Diss Rail Station. ANL-160819-144114001

Images of the Waveney Valley were launched officially at Diss Rail Station. ANL-160819-144114001

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The delights of the Waveney Valley are now on show for all to see at Diss rail station following a newly-installed photographic exhibition which was officially launched today.

Images of Diss Market and the Mere, Eye, Billingford Mill, Bressingham Steam Museum and Harleston are among those which have been installed in a bid to promote the area and inspire an increase in tourism.

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MDEP-03-08-2016-071 Diss Railway Station Trains South Norfolk Tourist Boards Market Towns Diss Express 03.08.2016 ANL-160408-001221005

The project - a partnership between Abellio Greater Anglia, Norfolk County Council, South Norfolk District Council, Diss Town Council, the Waveney Valley Towns Team and the Diss Rail Station Group - is the first to be delivered under the Diss Station Travel Plan, also unveiled today.

Tony Palmer, chair of the Diss Rail Station Group, who came up with the idea for the platform photos, said: “I am delighted to see the installation of pictures of the Waveney Valley along Diss Station. They provide a bright ambience for commuting passengers.

“I look forward to an increase in tourism and rail travel, inspired by the display of pictures promoting the Waveney Valley and visits to this beautiful destination. My thanks to all who made this happen.”

Last year a number of groups and councils started work on the Diss Station Travel Plan, launching a major study to investigate how customers access the station and whether improvements could be made, leading to the travel plan.

I look forward to an increase in tourism and rail travel, inspired by the display of pictures promoting the Waveney Valley and visits to this beautiful destination. My thanks to all who made this happen

Tony Palmer
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MDEP-03-08-2016-069 Diss Railway Station Trains South Norfolk Tourist Boards Market Towns Diss Express 03.08.2016 ANL-160408-001120005

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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