Four Northern trains will be operating with new livery from Thursday to thank all NHS staff for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.
Northern, which has services including routes in Lincoln and some other areas of the county, recently unveiled a new design for four special trains, one of which has been named Key Worker.
The idea to add the design came from Angela Burke, Northern Conductor Team Manager, who wanted to show more appreciation for the NHS.
Northern then worked with Aura Brand Solution to make the idea a reality by putting the new design on four trains (195111, 3310110, 331109 and 158860). Train 195111 was named Key Worker.
The trains all left Northern depots sporting the new livery during the morning of Thursday, April 23. They will be out and about on network lending visible support and encouragement to NHS staff and all key workers across the north of England.
Angela said: “I’ve been watching the news and have been touched by many of the small and large gestures that have brought communities together.
“During my daily walks I’ve seen many signs and rainbows in windows and realised, as a nation, we clearly want to say ‘thank you’. My thought was, how can we spread the message further across the communities for everyone to see?
“I am absolutely delighted that this idea has been taken up and a massive thank you to all the team that have put this together. It looks amazing and naming one of our new trains Key Worker is fantastic.”
Northern is committed to supporting key workers across the north of England. It is operating a temporary timetable designed to keep key workers on the move – click here for more details.
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