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07.04.20

Railway Rainbows needed for displays at railway stations

Network Rail’s station teams are inviting the public to send in home-made pictures of rainbows with a railway theme, which will be displayed at Bristol Temple Meads, Reading and London Paddington.

The railway rainbow-themed images are hoped to boost morale for station teams and passengers who may pass through those stations, who can’t work from home and are still relying on the railway to get to and from work.

Passengers have also been reminded not to travel if their journeys are not essential.

The Railway Rainbows project is open to all ages and follows a similar initiative many people have adopted across the country where they draw rainbows and display them in their windows.

The images will be put up in stations for the entirety of the coronavirus crisis and beyond with some being made into permanent displays to remind everyone of the efforts of all key workers during this difficult time.

Network Rail’s Station Manager at London Paddington, Mustaq Haji, said: “Our rail workers are doing a vital job in keeping Britain connected.

“We hope lots of people will get behind Rainbow Railways and help brighten up our stations, provide positivity for passengers traveling to and from work, and that those taking part enjoy creating their artwork.”

Network Rail’s Station Manager at Reading and Bristol Temple Meads, Andy Phillips, said: “It would be great to give those passengers who need to travel by rail to get to and from work something to enjoy.

“We will put up as many as we can during the current crisis and display some permanently at all three of our stations to honour key workers.”

If you wish to submit a Railway Rainbow piece, go to the Network Rail website for more details.

41 An example of Railway Rainbows artwork

Image: Network Rail 

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