Northern Rail has unveiled a new NHS livery on four of its trains. Becoming a trend lately amongst rail companies Northern Rail is the latest train operating company to come up with a livery.
The company also took it a step further and renamed unit 195111 to Key Worker in appreciation of not only all the NHS staff currently fighting the COVID-19 but also all the other workers out there. They are now classed as key workers, including rail staff themselves.
The idea of the livery came from Angela Burke, who is a Northern Conductor Team Manager 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?”
Angela added: “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.”
The units that have the new livery are: (195111,3310110,331109 and finally 1588600). All the units are now in service operating on the Northern Network.