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Lioness’ magnificent victory celebrated on the side of a train!


England’s latest football success has been marked by a tribute on the side of GWR’s Intercity Express Train 800316.

In the first major international success since the 1966 World Cup, England’s Lionesses achieved a England’s glorious 2-1 extra-time win over Germany at Wembley on Sunday 31 July 2022.

A dramatic 110th minute winner was scored by substitute Chloe Kelly to spark delirious scenes among a record European Championship crowd of 87,192.

In regular play, Ella Toone had come off the bench to put England in front just after the hour, only for Germany’s Lina Magull to equalise and send the game into extra-time.

Ruth Busby, GWR.

Amongst the millions watching the big match were GWR Human Resources director Ruth Busby and her family – they were overjoyed by the result. After the match, Ruth said: “The Lionesses have captured the hearts of the nation with their performances over the past month and I’m delighted we are celebrating their Euro 2022 triumph on one of our Intercity Express Trains.

“We at GWR have a long and proud history of celebrating Great Westerners – past and present heroes from across our network – and the Lionesses are truly worthy of recognition for bringing football home in such brilliant style.”


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