Home People GWR launches 'trainbow' train to promote Pride

GWR launches ‘trainbow’ train to promote Pride

Great Western Railway (GWR) has unveiled a special livered intercity express train to promote Pride events across its network.

The train company launched the special “trainbow” train from London Paddington at 11.45am on June 7.

The Class 800 will operate services to a variety of pride celebrations across GWR’s routes over the coming months, including: Cardiff, Bristol and Reading.


Like this story? Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with rail industry news


GWR business assurance director Joe Graham said: “We’re thrilled to launch this intercity express train to help support and celebrate the diverse communities across the GWR network. We’re looking forward to taking people to the many pride events taking place this summer.”

Bristol Pride chief executive Daryn Carter added: “We can’t think of a more welcoming message and way to travel in style. More than this, it’s a fantastic way to raise awareness of the LGBT+ community and a reminder to everyone the importance of equality and diversity to create a better society for all.”


Read more: Rail staff named in Queen’s Birthday Honours List


 

Recommended

First apprentices for new Siemens train factory begin training at Selby College

The first 12 apprentices to be employed by Siemens Mobility for its planned rail facility in Goole, East Yorkshire, have started their...

Alstom signs agreement to purchase Bombardier Transportation

The takeover of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom moved closer as Alstom announced that it signed the sale and purchase agreement with Bombardier...

£216.2 million contract awarded for East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade

The East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade is to power forward into its second phase to enhance the East Coast...

Edinburgh-Glasgow line, shut by flooding, to reopen 21 September

The line between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Falkirk, which was partially washed away near Polmont when the Union Canal burst its banks...

Bodies excavated from Euston to clear space for HS2 to be reburied at Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.

Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey has been chosen for the site of reburials for those exhumed during excavations at St James’s Gardens in...