PASSENGERS on the train between Chester and Knutsford were delighted to receive a free book to read as part of World Book Night 2013 celebrations.

Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership joined staff from Sandiway Library and volunteers to distribute the free books to passengers on the train on April 24.

Janet Edge, World Book Night volunteer from Sandiway Library, said: “We had more than 140 books to give away and 18 titles.

“Passengers could choose the book they wanted to read, and were really pleased to receive books free of charge.”

John Oates, chairman of Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership said: “We have never had a Mid Cheshire Book Train before, so it was great that those travelling on the Mid Cheshire Line got the opportunity to celebrate World Book Night.

“We were very pleased when the librarian at Sandiway Library approached us and suggested the event.

“We are looking at other literary events on the train – perhaps storytelling on a sprinter.”

For more details about the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership, volunteering at stations and events along the line please contact Sally Buttifant by calling her on 01244 976788.