GWR launches ‘trainbow’ train to promote Pride

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Photo: GWR.
Photo: GWR.

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.


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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.”


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