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Swansea station was lit up blue on Thursday by Network Rail to show support to NHS workers and other key workers in the fight against coronavirus.
The station also showed support of railway staff who are classed as key workers as they ensure passengers are able to travel if it is essential.
Swansea station opened in 1850 after being built by South Wales Railway, which was combined into the Great Western Railway in 1863. It is now the fourth-busiest station in Wales, after Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Newport.
Swansea station will now light up blue in support of key workers every night following Thursday’s event.
Credit: Network Rail
Bill Kelly, Network Rail’s Route Director for Wales and Borders, said “Every Thursday, for the last couple of months or so, we come together as a nation to pay tribute to all our critical workers who continue to work every minute of every day to keep us safe and to keep the country going. It is an absolute honour for the Wales and Borders route of Network Rail to be part of this weekly event that gives so much love and appreciation to our wonderful NHS workforce and indeed all critical workers, including our very own railway family. The lighting up of our infrastructure, which we do on a weekly basis, is a simple yet effective way of showing all our critical workers that we understand, appreciate and applaud all their efforts during this difficult period.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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