Network Rail gets Christmas all wrapped up

This winter, shoppers at three of the country’s busiest railway stations will be able to benefit from a free Christmas wrapping service for gifts bought in station shops.

Network Rail’s present-shaped ‘Wrapland’ pop-up stand is going on tour to Glasgow Central, London Victoria and London Waterloo stations in December, providing the three quarters of a million people who use these stations with a chance to save precious time on wrapping presents during the busy Christmas period.

Christmas railway improvement work 2017

Wrapland opened initially in Glasgow Central from Wednesday 6 to Thursday 7 December, and moves to London Victoria for Wednesday 13 to Thursday 14 December and London Waterloo on Monday 18 to Tuesday 19 December. The stand will be open from 10am to 8pm.

Recent figures show that gifting retailers at Network Rail managed stations have seen total sales growth of 14.81 per cent over the last year, showing that more gifts are being bought at stations. This has been prompted by a number of high-end retailers such as Oliver Bonas in Glasgow, Neal’s Yard Remedies in London Victoria and Links of London in London Waterloo. 

To showcase the seasonal offer at these stations, selected retailers will also be giving away free product samples at the stand.

Alongside the stand, Network Rail will host a collection point for donations to its charity partner Barnardo’s, and will launch a social media competition where station users are encouraged to pose for photos behind a Christmas-themed “head-in-the-hole” board and Tweet their photo for a chance to win a Christmas hamper (see terms and conditions below).

Wrapland is just one example of how we use the space in our stations to host innovative events and create experiences that surprise and delight station users. We’ve worked hard to create a diverse and high-quality retail offer that makes these stations fantastic shopping destinations in their own right, and Wrapland is a great way of showcasing this. We also are proud to be supporting our charity partner Barnardo’s alongside the event, highlighting how stations can act as a hub for a host of schemes which deliver positive benefits to the communities they serve.

Daniel Charles, head of Retail, Network Rail Property
  1. To enter the Wrapland competition post your photo on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #Wraplandglasgow / #Wraplandwaterloo / #Wraplandvictoria – depending on your location.
  2. Entry for the competition opens on Wednesday 6 December 2017 and closes on Wednesday 20 December 2017. Prize winners will be notified via private message to their social media account by Friday 22 December 2017. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  1. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  1. The promoters reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoters’ control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  1. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  1. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  1. Winners will be chosen at random from all entries received and verified by Promoter and or its agents OR as a result of a popular vote conducted via social media sites OR by an independent adjudicator or panel of judges appointed by the Promoter.
  1. The organiser will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
  2. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  1. The winner(s) agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  1. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.