Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Going Green; Travellers Get Message over Eco-F Riendly Travel

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Going Green; Travellers Get Message over Eco-F Riendly Travel

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Byline: By TOM MULLEN

THEY rolled out the green carpet today at Newcastle Central Station to underline

eco-friendly train travel.

Familiar concrete platforms were swapped for green pastures as a large area of the station was turfed in artificial grass to illustrate how rail travel is better for the environment than flying.

Commuters arrived to find a piece of countryside on the concourse. Susan Auld, 39, from Heaton, boarded a train for Durham with her two sons Louis, three, and Harry, one.

She said: "I was wondering what was going on. It gives the station a different, fresher sort of feel. It's a good idea.

"I was thinking about bringing the car this morning but I thought I'd only have trouble parking."

Patrick Frost, 51, a supermarket manager from Washington, said: "This is the most pleasant station I've ever walked into.

"They should do this all the time."

Amanda Carver, 40, a travel agent, added: "It's a bit of a shock so early in the morning. …

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