Wednesday, 29 April 2020

GWR NHS Design Competition

GWR are encouraging people to design the look of an 
Intercity Express train to show support for the NHS and other key workers.

GWR is giving everyone of all ages the chance to show their respect for key workers by designing a special livery, with the winning designs to be put on to one of the company's Intercity Express trains.

A collection of the best designs will be chosen to create the new livery and provide a unique tribute.

GWR's Dan Panes said: “We want to give people the opportunity to show their support and tributes to those key workers and the NHS in a really unique way.

"What better way than on one of our Intercity Express trains, which continue to help keep key workers moving?”

Budding designers are asked to download the train outline from GWR’s EnterTrainment page on the firm's website 
here (slow to download) and either draw by hand or use a computer, before uploading to GWR’s social media accounts on Twitter @GWRHelp, Facebook @gwruk, Instagram @gwruk and include #GWREnterTrainment in your message.

A panel of judges will select the winning entries, including railway historian and broadcaster Tim Dunn.

He said: “Our doctors, nurses and all essential workers, including the railway family, have been working incredibly hard during the present crisis and I am sure each one of us is grateful for the work that they do.

“This livery will pay tribute to that and will represent the thoughts and thanks of those across Great Western’s network – so do get designing and have some fun!”

GWR launched the #EnterTrainment package to help home-schooling parents keep their children entertained and educated at the beginning of April.

Following Government advice against all non-essential travel, GWR is operating a reduced timetable. The focus remains on running services that can be relied on at this time, providing essential transport for key workers to get to and from work.