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October 26, 2018 1:05 pm Author: Aberdeen FC Media Team

Aberdeen FC Community Trust (AFCCT) is delighted to announce an innovative new partnership with Network Rail and the Aberdeen to Inverness Improvement Project to engage and promote the rail safety message with children and young adults in Aberdeen City and Shire.

It will be full steam ahead for AFCCT as they aim to educate local school children and other AFCCT participants about the importance of rail safety, utilising their position at the heart of our community to engage and promote key educational messages.

With the length of 20 football pitches required for the stopping distance of a train, five key safety messages will be introduced to the youngster participating on a variety of AFCCT programmes, including our holiday football camps and extensive schools football curriculum, reinforcing the need for caution when near railways.

Rail safety is at the heart of Network Rail and this partnership is a fantastic platform for delivering messages to a young target audience.

Graeme Stewart, Senior Project Sponsor, “This is a great way for Network Rail and the A2I project to engage with the communities the works are impacting and promote the rail safety messages to the children and young adults of Aberdeen City and Shire. We are excited to be working with the community trust to deliver these messages. The project has a vast amount of complex engineering works and it is vital that we use this opportunity to share the rail safety messages.”

Steven Sweeney, Community Operations Manager added, “The Aberdeen to Inverness Improvement Project will lead to enhanced services across the North-East, further improving connectivity between communities.

“At Aberdeen FC Community Trust, we are delighted to be working in partnership with Network Rail in promoting key rail safety messages in these communities through our community activities. We thank Network Rail for their support and look forward to further developing our relationship in the future, keeping people safe and physical active.”