A new look for Newquay

Friday 03rd August 2018

GWR paints the town’s station in rainbow colours to support Cornwall Pride 

GWR will give Newquay station a new-look to celebrate Cornwall Pride taking place during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Specially designed rainbow signs will replace the existing Newquay station signage along with the addition of colourful bunting stretching the length of the station platform.

From left, Joe Graham GWR Business Assurance Director, Matthew Kenworthy Gomes Organiser of Cornwall Pride, Allan Addey the bus station supervisor in Newquay and Nathaniel Kenworthy Gomes at the Newquay Station in Cornwall.

The train operator has teamed-up with First Kernow to ensure those wanting to attend the family-friendly celebration in the town can travel by train and bus with ease over the weekend Cornwall Pride is taking place.

Extra buses have been arranged from St Austell to supplement train services into and out of Newquay and allow as many people as possible to join in the celebrations.

GWR Business Assurance Director Joe Graham said:

“We’re proud to be supporting Cornwall Pride and making Newquay station such a colourful welcome for customers using the station over the Bank Holiday weekend.”

Thousands of people are expected to pass through Newquay station to take part in the eleventh year of Cornwall Pride.

Cornwall Pride Chairperson Matthew Kenworthy Gomes, said:

“We’re over the rainbow to have Great Western Railway support Cornwall Pride this year. We expect this year to be the best attended event yet with more than 5,000 people likely to visit Newquay during Pride weekend.” 

GWR customers arriving in Newquay will be given specially designed ticket wallets with train and bus times.

First Kernow Managing Director Alex Carter, said:

We hope by teaming-up with GWR and Cornwall Pride we can continue to help serve Cornwall and the growing popularity of this annual event.”

This year Great Western Railway has worked with more Pride events and organisations than ever before to help promote the summer of pride celebrations across the network.

GWR was one of the first train companies in Britain to launch a special ‘trainbow’ liveried train earlier this year.

Notes to editors

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