Thursday 14 May 2020
Dundee station Lit Blue for our NHS heroes
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Dundee station was lit-up blue to show solidarity with key workers and front-line NHS staff all across the country.
The recently redeveloped station joined with other Network Rail stations and structures across the UK and other buildings in the City in lighting up in NHS colours to salute the dedication and efforts of healthcare workers in the battle against the coronavirus.
The £38m two-year redevelopment of Dundee station was completed in July 2018 ahead of the British Open golf at Carnoustie and the opening of the V&A Museum in the City in September of that year.
The station’s location, with panoramic views over the River Tay and on to the new waterfront plaza ensured that this show of solidarity with our NHS staff and key workers was visible both in the City and beyond.
The illumination of Dundee station comes as station staff and people across the country once again join in a mass round of applause at 8pm on Thursday to thank NHS staff for their incredible work.
Alex Hynes, Managing Director at Scotland’s Railway said: “We are delighted to illuminate what has fast become an iconic building in the City as a symbol of public support for the vital and fantastic work of NHS staff who are tackling the coronavirus.
“We are humbled on a daily basis by the bravery and dedication shown by staff in the NHS and we are grateful to all key workers across the country, including those in our railway family, who are playing a massive role in supporting the country at this time.”
Councillor John Alexander, Leader of Dundee City Council said; “We are hugely grateful to all the staff at Ninewells hospital and NHS staff and key workers across Dundee and beyond for their efforts in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This of course includes so many of our own staff and key workers from the council who are at the forefront of supporting vulnerable individuals and serving and supporting the community in so many different ways at this difficult time.
“Lighting the station blue is a great way to show support for everyone in the fight against COVID-19 and we are grateful to Network Rail for taking forward this activity at the redeveloped Dundee station – which will provide a fantastic back-drop.”
The lighting of Dundee station has been undertaken by the Stage Group, following the clear social distancing messages from government.
Notes to Editors
The station concourse and facade was lit up blue from just before 8pm until 11pm on Thursday May 14.
Network Rail broadcast a feed of the light-up on Periscope via @NetworkRailScot from 9.30-10.30pm and will issue images of the event shortly afterwards.
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