Bus and rail operators shine a light on NHS staff and key workers


Transport operators have used a number of initiatives to thank frontline NHS and key workers caught up in the coronavirus pandemic.

Govia Thameslink Railway has today unveiled three re-branded trains paying homage to NHS Staff across the UK fighting Coronavirus.

Launched to coincide with the nation’s weekly ‘Clap for our Carers,’ the re-branded NHS and key worker trains echo the brand’s ‘We’re with You’ promise and illustrate the operator’s heartfelt support and gratitude to NHS Staff and the 200,000 key workers who rely on GTR’s rail lines each week.

“We are proud to be supporting the NHS, social care and emergency services during this crisis,” said Steve White, GTR’s chief operating officer. “We hope that our NHS and Key Worker trains show how grateful we are to those working so very hard to keep people safe and beat this virus.


Meanwhile, hundreds of bus drivers from Hull-based bus operator East Yorkshire wore colourful clothes over the Easter weekend in a vibrant show of support for fellow key workers.

Swapping their uniforms for bright clothing allowed team members from the Go-Ahead subsidiary to return the deserved praise they have received from the NHS workers, care workers, retail staff and teachers who they transport every day.

“We were pleased to see so many of our drivers take part in this campaign to spread Easter cheer over the weekend, hopefully putting a smile on the faces of our passengers during a difficult time,” said Ben Gilligan, East Yorkshire’s area director.

“Our whole team is going above and beyond to keep buses moving for those who need them most and we would like to thank them for their dedication.”

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