Five new recruits have joined the Railway Mission as the charitable organisation seeks to boost the support it offers to rail industry staff.
Executive director Liam Johnston said he hopes the new chaplains will “help alleviate some of the pressures faced by front line staff on the railway”.
The Mission, which listed timetable changes, strikes, and passenger dissatisfaction as all having a negative impact on staff, will also be increasing the hours of some of its part-time chaplains too.
Liam Johnston added: “As a chaplaincy service we have responded to the needs of the industry and the railway staff, by increasing as far as possible the support we provide to rail staff and BTP.”
The news chaplains and their patches are as follows (L-R): Levi Lee, Southern; Colin Fraser, East Midlands; Mike Roberts, Manchester and the Northwest; Andrea Smyth, North London; and John Rowe, Paddington and GWR South West.