Train operator joins the journey towards an MND cure

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Iain McWhirter and Morag McGowan, MND Scotland, Sophie Nightingale from ScotRail Alliance, and MND Scotland chief executive Craig Stockton

The logo of MND Scotland will adorn a train on one of the country’s busiest routes

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12th June 2018 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

The logo of MND Scotland will adorn a train on one of the country’s busiest routes.

Ahead of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Week, which runs 18-24 June, the ScotRail saltire has been dropped for the MND cornflower on a Class 170 train. 

The locomotive will be in service on the Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk route, and other routes across the country.

From a high-octane charity sky dive to a more sedate dress down day, ScotRail Alliance employees will also take part in a series of events during MND Awareness Week, to raise funds to find a cure for the devastating disease.

Since MND Scotland were named as the official charity partner of the alliance in 2017, customers and employees have raised more than £104,000, well ahead of the £150,000 target for the full three-year partnership.

MND Scotland chief executive Craig Stockton said: “I want to thank the ScotRail Alliance for inviting us along to help unveil this fantastic MND Scotland-branded train ahead of MND Awareness Week.

“I can’t think of a better way for us to work together to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease, and the vital work of MND Scotland, amongst the travelling public."

 ScotRail chief operating officer Angus Thom added: “It’s fantastic to work so closely with MND Scotland, and to help find a cure for this most terrible of diseases.

“Through the generosity of our people and our passengers, we’ve raised an incredible amount in such a short space of time, but there’s much more we can do.

“By branding one of our trains with the cornflower logo, we can continue to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease well beyond MND Awareness Week.”