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YOU can choose the name for new East Midlands Railway Class 810 fleet

East Midlands Railway has launched a competition to create a brand name for its Class 810 bi-mode trains.

Hitachi is building 33 five-car trains for the operator. They will enter traffic from April 2022.

EMR says entries must reflect train heritage, history or character of the East Midlands, or technological advancement. Deadline for suggestions is June 26.

EMR Head of New Trains Rachel Turner said: “We are keen that the name reflects the proud railway heritage that is so strong in this region. But as well as highlighting the special history of East Midlands, we are also looking for a name which showcases the advanced technological side of the trains.”

Hitachi Rail UK Country Lead Jim Brewin added: “Although officially designated the Class 810, I’m excited to see the people of the East Midlands and beyond being challenged to come up with a new name for the fleet.”

To suggest a name, visit www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/nameourtrain and complete the form by June 26.

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