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Three teenagers from the UK recently created a unique livery for one of Great Western Railway (GWR)’s Class 802 bi-mode multiple units. The special design was officially unveiled on 02.07.2020.
Aitäh, Tack, Hvala, Multimesc, Gracias… – these are just some of the Words of gratitude in a total of 116 different languages spoken across the GWR network that will be adorning the Hitachi-built ‘AT300’ 802 020. All of them follow a common theme named ‘The nation says thank you’ – thanking key workers for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Photo credit: GWR
The special livery was designed to convey this message, following a social media train livery competition that was won by three teenagers:
The noble project was co-funded by rolling stock leasing company, Eversholt Rail, and Intercity Express Train manufacturer Hitachi Rail.
Photo credit: GWR
To ensure diversity, GWR worked with local authorities and NHS trusts, representing different communities across the network. And the end result is remarkable: The livery features 109 speech bubbles, using 116 languages from at least 166 countries.
This article first appeared on railcolornews.com
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