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South Western Railway unveil 'rainbow-themed' train to mark the start of Pride

Picture credits: South Western Railway

South Western Rainbow yesterday (02/06/20) unveiled their new 'rainbow-themed' train, appropriately dubbed the "trainbow".

On its first journey, it transported passengers from London Waterloo to Bournemouth, as well as Portsmouth Harbour.

The new ‘trainbow’ is a class 444 train wrapped in rainbow livery, which began to transport passengers from London Waterloo to Bournemouth and Portsmouth Harbour yesterday.

Commenting on the class 444 train wrapped in rainbow livery, Glen Willie, Inclusion and Diversity Manager for South Western Railway, said:

“South Western Railway is wholly committed to celebrating diversity and supporting equality.

“We firmly believe that diversity is a strength, not a weakness, and we are incredibly proud of our many brilliant LGBTQ+ colleagues.

“Our new ‘trainbow’ is just a small contribution to this month’s celebrations – even if they are set to be a little different to previous years!”

(SWR say it's their 'small contribution to this month's celebrations'. Picture credits: South Western Railway)

Pride month is dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ communities worldwide and takes place every June.

The coronavirus pandemic may have cancelled many outdoor Pride events, but virtual celebrations are still in the offing.

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