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South Western Railway celebrates Platinum Jubilee with lunch & street party

South Western Railway (SWR) celebrated Her Majesty The Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of dedicated service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. 

Celebrations were held at SWR’s Windsor & Eton Riverside railway station. Senior leaders in the SWR Executive Team, including Managing Director Claire Mann, met with colleagues and local community representatives, including MP Adam Afriyie, over a Jubilee celebration lunch. 

The lunch was provided by Ability Catering, the employability arm of the local station adopter group Optalis, which supports adults with learning difficulties.

The Windsor station was decorated with Union Flag bunting, posters, and red, white, and blue flowers to mark the special occasion. 

The local community, businesses, and customers were also invited to a Jubilee Waterloo Street Party at London Waterloo station, which SWR organised in collaboration with Network Rail. 

Catering at Waterloo was provided by Beyond Food, a local homelessness charity, and the station was suitably decorated throughout.

Claire Mann, Managing Director of South Western Railway, commented:

“I was delighted to celebrate the historic Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, honouring seven decades of dedicated service to the nation, with our wider SWR family. 

“It was wonderful to meet colleagues and members of the local community over the Jubilee lunch at Windsor & Eton Riverside, and to see all the special Jubilee decorations in Windsor and at London Waterloo.

“Thank you to SWR colleagues and volunteers for all their hard work, ensuring that our customers can enjoy the celebrations across our network.”

Find more about community rail partnerships and station volunteer groups across South Western Railway’s network here.