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FULL STEAM AHEAD TO SEDDON

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MARLBOROUGH FLYER STEAM TRAIN ANNOUNCES A ONE-OFF VISIT TO THE OPEN DAY AT THE NEWLY RENOVATED SEDDON RAILWAY STATION.

Monday, 4 March 2019

BLENHEIM – As another successful season draws to a close for the Marlborough Flyer heritage Steam Train, the team is proud to announce a one-off excursion to Seddon for the 2019 season.

The train trip to the newly owned and renovated Seddon Railway Station will take place on Sunday, 14th April 2019.

Comments Paul Jackson, Director of Pounamu Tourism Group, “We are very excited to able to announce that the Marlborough Flyer will travel from Picton to Seddon, calling in at Blenheim along the way. The extended excursion will take in breath-taking views through the Dashwood Pass and stunning Awatere Valley before crossing the historic Awatere River Bridge into Seddon. The one-off excursion for the 2019 season will celebrate and support the opening of the newly owned Seddon Railway Station, great news for the Seddon community and the entire Marlborough region”.

At Seddon, passengers can look forward to the official re-opening of Seddon Railway Station by Tupari Wines and enjoy entertainment, food and a fun family atmosphere.

Comments Olivia Doonan, Tupari Wines, “We have been busy renovating and rejuvenating the historic Seddon Railway Station as a tasting room for our award-winning Tupari Wines and a café. We are providing a charming reason for travellers on SH1 to call in and pause during their journey.

We also see the project as part of the rejuvenation of Seddon. Seddon community has been through many challenges since the earthquake and the re-opening of Seddon Railway Station is an event which signals say that Seddon is recovering. Besides sampling our artisan wines, passengers can also enjoy the café and food experience that will be put on for the day.”

Comments Mayor John Leggett,This is a fantastic day for Seddon and a further expansion of tourism into southern parts of Marlborough. I’m sure the unique experience will be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.”

“The Seddon/Awatere Smart + Connected Group supports any initiative that brings positivity to this region, so it would like to thank the Marlborough Flyer for helping to promote this day!” comments Warren Westenra, Chairman of Seddon/Awatere Smart + Connected Group.

Full steam ahead to Seddon!

Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment and can be made online on:

www.marlboroughflyer.co.nz