Santa trains coming to Preston

Madeleine Deakin, 11, standing next to the Clause91, the train sporting her winning design
Madeleine Deakin, 11, standing next to the Clause91, the train sporting her winning design
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Virgin Trains has unveiled two Christmas trains sporting a striking blue livery in place of the operator’s traditional red.

The trains, which are emblazoned with penguins, snow and presents, will transport passengers on the West Coast routes between Preston during the festive period.

The design was chosen following a competition of children’s drawings.

The joint winners, Amber Maxfield, nine, and Madeleine Deakin, 11, were at London King’s Cross station for the unveiling of the Christmas trains.

Virgin Trains chairman Patrick McCall said: “’We loved the concepts that these two young designers came up with and are proud to have their ideas transform two trains.”