A train operator in the county has decorated the side of one of its trains to celebrate the Lionesses Euro 2022 victory over Germany.

Great Western Railway (GWR) unveiled the tribute on Monday following England’s 2 – 1 win, thanks to goals from Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly.

The tribute, which is an image of the trophy being lifted in front of three lions, has been displayed on GWR’s Intercity Express Train 800316.

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Ruth Busby, GWR’s human resources director, said: “The Lionesses have captured the hearts of the nation with their performances over the past month and I’m delighted we are celebrating their Euro 2022 triumph on one of our Intercity Express Trains.

“We at GWR have a long and proud history of celebrating Great Westerners – past and present heroes from across our network – and the Lionesses are truly worthy of recognition for bringing football home in such brilliant style.”


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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