Greater Anglia has commemorated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by adorning five of its new trains with the official emblem celebrating Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.
Crests featuring the official Platinum Jubilee emblem are now in place on five of Greater Anglia’s new trains and will be seen across East Anglia, along all the lines run by the train operator.
The emblems have been applied to one regional bi-mode train, which runs on Greater Anglia’s local routes, one intercity train, one Stansted Express train and two of the new commuter trains.
The crests were fitted at the operator’s depots in Ilford and Crown Point in Norwich.
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Jonathan Denby, Greater Anglia’s head of corporate affairs, said: “We are proud to mark this once in a lifetime event by placing the Platinum Jubilee emblem on some of our new trains.
“The five trains involved cover the full range of routes that we operate, so customers and communities across our network will have the opportunity to see the trains with their special emblems over the coming months.
“We were keen to play our part in celebrating this historic milestone and continue a tradition that has seen trains in our region receive special nameplates or crests to mark both the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and the Diamond Jubilee in 2012.”
“Her Majesty the Queen has always been a great supporter of rail travel and has visited our region many times by train during her reign, both on the Royal Train and on normal scheduled services, so it’s very appropriate that the Platinum Jubilee emblem has been applied to some of our trains.
“Anyone who spots one of our special jubilee trains is encouraged to take a photograph of it and post it on Twitter or Instagram, tagging Greater Anglia. It will be great to see them recorded out and about across the region, as we help mark this very special event.”
The crests have been carefully positioned on the bodyside at both ends of the trains, close to the front, ahead of the cab doors. Each train has four emblems, one near each cab door on each side of the train.
Greater Anglia staff and community rail partnerships across the network have also decorated stations to mark the jubilee with bunting, Union Jacks and pictures.
No major engineering work is planned to take place during the Jubilee bank holiday weekend – but customers are reminded that bank holiday timetables will be in operation on the Jubilee bank holidays on Thursday and Friday, so they should check before they travel.
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