A TRAIN has been named to commemorate the landmark anniversary of a train line.

The Crouch Valley line, which runs from Wickford to Southminster, is 125 years old.

Greater Anglia, which runs the 16.5 mile long line, organised a series of events to mark the occasion alongside the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership.

They include the launch of the Burnham art trial, an art exhibition at South Woodham Ferrers and a Class 321 train being named “Crouch Valley 1889 – 2014”.

Ray Howard, deputy cabinet member for highways and transportation at Essex County Council, added: “When the railway opened it was a real community celebration and we hope that, through the various commemorative events, we’ve captured a flavour of that again.”