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Women in Community Rail welcome new support officer

Jayne McLoughlin is the new part time support officer and much needed addition to the popular growing and dynamic Women in Community Rail (WiCR) movement.  

Funded through London Northwestern Railway’s Customer & Communities Improvement Fund while hosted and supported by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority,  Jayne will help build on and grow the movement through digital, project and administration support.

Jayne worked in the rail industry for 17 years and has hit the ground running at a crucial time for WiCR. Jayne said: “After just my second week I am leading on our celebration event on International Women’s Day and showcasing all of the amazing work that has carried on through lockdown by the WiCR steering group. Obviously, our events like most are being delivered through a digital platform so I’m excited about the challenge ahead.”

Vicky Cropper-Clarke, London Northwestern Railway’s head of stakeholder and community said: “WiCR have done some amazing work and are really proactive in working toward making community rail a more diverse and inclusive area of the rail industry. We are delighted to support this dynamic movement and hope the funding will help promote and grow the fantastic work they do.”

Chair of Women in Community Rail Marion Atkinson said “this funding from London Northwestern Railway has not only created an employment opportunity when the pandemic is doing the opposite but  will help continue our work in creating an inclusive and diverse community rail environment. There are lots of exciting things we need to be getting on with and this job will help us achieve them, I have no doubt.”