ScotRail Alliance ‘trainbow’ for Pride Glasgow

Thursday, 12 July 2018

As Scotland gears up for Pride Glasgow 2018, three ScotRail trains have been branded with the rainbow symbol in support of the country’s biggest LGBTI festival.

Three ScotRail Class 170 trains have been branded with Pride’s iconic rainbow symbol to mark Pride Glasgow, taking place this weekend on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July.

The trains will be in service across the country, including on the popular Edinburgh – Glasgow Queen Street main line, and the Borders Railway.

ScotRail Alliance employees from Network Rail and ScotRail will join the Pride parade on Saturday 14 July as it makes its way through the streets of Glasgow.

The ‘Pride Trains’ are the latest demonstration of the ScotRail Alliance’s continued support of Scotland’s LBGTI community.

Last month, the ScotRail Alliance was proud to support Pride Edinburgh with two rainbow branded Class 170 trains.

At the unveiling of the trains in Glasgow Queen Street, ScotRail Alliance Sustainability & Safety Assurance Director David Lister said:

“It’s great to see our trains fitted with the rainbow flag again for Pride Glasgow, just weeks after marking Pride Edinburgh with its own set.

“At the ScotRail Alliance we are committed to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and we’re proud to have so many colleagues taking part in the march.

“I would encourage anybody attending Pride Glasgow, or with an interest in LGBTI issues, to get in touch with us to find out more about the work the ScotRail Alliance is doing to celebrate diversity and promote equality.”

Pride Glasgow Trustee David Sinclair said:

"The support the ScotRail Alliance is showing to the LGBTI community is fantastic.

“These trains looks brilliant, and it will be great to see them in Scotland's major cities. It will certainly brighten up the railway."