Great Western Railway (GWR) is inviting members of the public to design their own special train livery showing support for the NHS and other key workers.
NHS staff and other key workers are working incredibly hard to help keep people safe during the COVID-19 crisis. GWR is giving everyone of all ages the chance to show their support and design a special livery, with the winning designs to be put on to one of their Intercity Express Trains.
A collection of the best designs will be chosen to create the new livery and provide a unique tribute.
Budding designers are asked to download the large version of the train outline (pictured above) and either draw by hand or use a computer, before uploading to GWR’s social media accounts on Twitter @GWRHelp, Facebook @gwruk, Instagram @gwruk. Include hashtag #GWREnterTrainment in your message and don’t forget to tag @KennetRadio.
A special panel is being established to select the winning entries, including Railway Historian and Broadcaster Tim Dunn. He said:
Our Doctors, nurses and all essential workers, including the railway family, have been working incredibly hard during the present crisis and I am sure each one of us is grateful for the work that they do.
This livery will pay tribute to that and will represent the thoughts and thanks of those across Great Western’s network – so do get designing and have some fun!
Following Government advice against all non-essential travel, GWR is operating a reduced timetable. The focus remains on running services that can be relied on at this time of uncertainty, providing essential transport for key workers to get to and from work.
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