Mayor calls at Rugby railway station to give a Simple Thank You

THE Mayor of Rugby stopped at the town's railway station this week to deliver a Simple Thank You to staff.

It was a return to a former stomping ground for Cllr Tom Mahoney, who spent 20 years working out of Rugby station, first as a train guard and then as a driver.

During Tuesday's (23 October) visit, Cllr Mahoney was taken on a tour of the station's platforms and facilities, which include bike hubs where commuters can store cycles in secure, sheltered rooms.

He also talked with staff before presenting members of the Virgin Trains team with a Simple Thank You certificate.

"Thousands of passengers pass through the town's railway station every week and from my own experience I know it can be a demanding environment to work in," Cllr Mahoney said.

"Staff do a tremendous job looking after passengers and offering a friendly welcome to visitors to Rugby, and I was delighted to say 'thank you' to the team on behalf of the borough."

Cllr Mahoney launched his Simple Thank You campaign at the start of his Mayoral year to highlight the work of individuals and organisations who serve Rugby's communities.

Maria McCarron, station manager for Virgin Trains at Rugby, said: "This is a great initiative.

"I'm incredibly proud of the team at Rugby and I can't thank the Mayor enough for taking the time to pop down to say 'thank you'. It really meant a lot."

Photo caption: The Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Tom Mahoney, presents a Simple Thank You to members of the Virgin Trains team at Rugby railway station (left to right) - Tim, Samantha, Chris, Tony and Umar.
 

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