Interview with Morag Gibbons

This quarter AB4D is looking at the issue of transport in the community, so we interviewed Manningtree member Morag about her voluntary roles in this sector.

AB4D: What is your job title?                                                                                                                   

Morag: Transport Ambassador for Manningtree and Harwich Town Train Stations. I was recently awarded the title of Adopter for both of those stations too.  

AB4D: What made you want to do this role?

Morag: I am really interested in and passionate about transport, also I wanted to help out in the community and keep myself busy

AB4D: How long have you been in this role?

Morag: I can't remember exactly, but a few years!

AB4D: What are your responsibilities?

Morag: Promote greater Anglia railways including attending special events such as Harwich Maritime Festival, Sea Shanty Festival and the Pirate Train! Help to maintain the Train Stations and to make sure they are safe and accessible and things are in working order.

AB4D: What's the best part of the role?

Morag: Getting out and about, and supporting the local community

AB4D: Does being part of AB4D help you in your role?

Morag: Yes because I am able to promote the work I do at meetings and people are able to tell me first hand about their experiences on the trains.

AB4D: Have you been able to perform the role during lockdown?

Morag: I have not been able to go to the stations but I have been able to have video calls with people who work for Greater Anglia to discuss issues with them.

AB4D: What's your favourite thing about travelling on a train?

Morag: It's quicker and easier to get from A to B and its better for the environment.

AB4D: What's your favourite train journey?

Morag: I love going to Norwich on the train!

Well done Morag, keep up the good work!

As mentioned at the start of this article, we are looking to find out people's views on transport. If you would like to give us your views on this topic please don't hesitate to get in touch via our Facebook page or email


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