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Govia Thameslink Railway rebrands trains to show support for NHS

Three Govia Thameslink Railway electric multiple units have been rebranded with messages for NHS staff.

A Thameslink Class 700 (700111), a Great Northern Class 717 (717011) and a Southern Class 377 (377111) carry liveries that echo the ‘We’re with You’ promise, with GTR saying the livery shows its support and gratitude for the 200,000 key workers relying on GTR each week.

Steve White, GTR Chief Operating Officer, sad: “We are proud to be supporting the NHS, social care and emergency services during this crisis. We hope that our NHS and Key Worker trains show how grateful we are to those working so very hard to keep people safe and beat this virus. There are more than 50 hospitals across our network and we are carrying more than 200,000 key workers each week. The team at GTR appreciates each and every one of them. I am also really proud of our teams, key staff themselves, who have worked so hard to support this project.”

The EMUs were slected based on their numbers to show thanks for the efforts of the NHS’s 111 advice line.

 

  • For the FULL story regarding the railway's ongoing response to the COVID-19 situation, read RAIL 903, published on April 22, and available digitally now.

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