Big names from politics, showbiz and sport have today (18 Nov) expressed their tanks to frontline railway workers for keeping Britain moving during the pandemic.
The message expressed throughout the video is, “Be safe. Be patient. Be Kind.”
The video has been released ahead of the government’s recommended Christmas travel window between the 23rd and the 27th of December.
Steve Rotherham, Mayor of Liverpool City Region, says: “You quite simply have kept the country moving.”
Alison McGovern, MP for Wirral South, adds: “You don’t know how much it means.”
The two-minute film features the likes of Simon Calder, travel writer and broadcaster, Pete Waterman, president of the Railway Benefit Fund, Tim Dunn, railway historian, Andy Burham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, Steve Rotherham and many more.
Tim Shoveller, Managing Director for Network Rail’s North West & Central region, said: “I’m thrilled our frontline colleagues, including controllers, signallers, track workers and station staff, have been recognised in this lovely way. Merry Christmas from the railway family!”
Images & Video: Network Rail