Cross London Trains re-brand pays homage to NHS staff

Cross London Trains, a flagship investment in which Equitix Fund V and two Equitix co-investment vehicles have holdings, has unveiled a re-branded Thameslink train paying homage to NHS Staff fighting Coronavirus.  

Unveiled to coincide with the nation’s weekly ‘Clap for our Carers,’ the re-branded NHS and Key Worker train echoes the Thameslink ‘We’re with You’ promise and illustrates the nation’s heartfelt support and gratitude to NHS Staff and the 200,000 key workers who rely on the services each week.

The Thameslink Class 700 train is unit number 700111 – selected to show thanks for the tireless efforts of the NHS’s 111 advice line. It is one of three trains re-branded by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) which operates Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern and Gatwick Express services. A new livery has been designed on one train for each of the lines that GTR operates.

Steve White, Chief Operating Officer at Govia Thameslink Railway said: “We are proud to be supporting the NHS, social care and emergency services during this crisis. 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. There are more than 50 hospitals across our network and we are carrying more than 200,000 key workers each week. The team at GTR appreciates each and every one of them. I am also really proud of our teams, key staff themselves, who have worked so hard to support this project.”

Geoff Jackson, Chief Executive Officer for Equitix, said, “The Thameslink project provides an essential service for key workers in London and Equitix is proud to support and celebrate their efforts in this way. Our teams are working on the front-line to keep vital infrastructure open for essential staff so that we can get through this pandemic together as quickly and safely as possible.”

Andy Pitt, CEO at Cross London Trains added: “Cross London Trains is delighted to be able to support GTR and show our gratitude for all NHS staff and other key workers who are playing such a vital role during this very challenging time.”