Network Rail Anglia, which runs and operates the railway through Stratford to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, is very proud to support the Shrouds of the Somme exhibition.

The railway played a significant role throughout World War One, enabling the rapid movement of troops, military equipment and medical supplies, as well as supporting communities and industry at home. 100,000 railway workers fought in the war and 20,000 gave their lives.

“With so many railway workers and their families affected by World War One, as well as being integral to the war efforts themselves, we wanted to support this powerful initiative.  We know many people will travel to this exhibition by rail through Liverpool St station and we are extremely proud to offer our support by promoting it to the hundreds of thousands of passengers that use it every day.”

Simon Ancona, Chief Operating Officer for Network Rail Anglia

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