London continues to show its support for the NHS in many ways, and many colours.
Many London landmarks have turned a lovely shade of blue, such as the Shard and the Wembley Arch, and children have been displaying rainbow-themed creations in their windows. Not to mention the UK’s clap for our healthcare workers, which has become a weekly highlight for many. All of these things bring us together to show our infinite gratitude for those on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19.
To coincide with this week’s #ClapForCarers, Thameslink have rebranded their trains to display a new message. They now join the support for the NHS and key workers.
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) estimates that over 200,000 NHS and key workers use their services each week, and have redesigned three trains to pay homage to every single one of them.
“We are proud to be supporting the NHS, social care and emergency services during this crisis,” said Steve White, Chief Operating Officer at Govia Thameslink Railway. “We hope that our NHS and Key Worker trains show how grateful we are to those working so very hard to keep people safe and beat this virus.
“There are more than 50 hospitals across our network and we are carrying more than 200,000 key workers each week. The team at GTR appreciates each and every one of them. I am also really proud of our teams, key staff themselves, who have worked so hard to support this project.”
Mary Grant, CEO of Porterbrook, the project’s part-funders, said: “Porterbrook is proud to work with GTR and industry partners to show our support for NHS staff, as well as front-line railway colleagues who do so much to help safely move key-workers at this critical time.”
Since the pandemic started, and train services have been reduced, GTR have worked with hospitals, NHS suppliers, passengers and other stakeholders to make sure the new timetable was in line with the needs of key workers.
Our support endlessly goes out to all of our key workers during this tough time. While none of these displays can fix what is happening, it’s all done in the hope that they know the entire nation is grateful and rallying behind them.