‘Proud day’ as railways firm celebrates 20th anniversary
CHILTERN reached a milestone as its twentieth last week.
The company began running services at the start of privatisation in 1996 and in 2002 was awarded an historic 20year franchise, one of the longest ever to be awarded to a train operator and allows the company to invest in conceiving and delivering infrastructure development for passenger Railways landmark it celebrated anniversary benefit. In the past two decades the company has grown the business exponentially, investing more than £600 million in the network.
Chiltern will commemorate the occasion with a number of activities over the next 12 months.
Managing director Dave Penney said: “I feel proud to be at the helm of Chiltern Railways for this historic milestone.
“When the business was created, the customer was put at the heart of decision making and this ethos remains today.
“Everything we do, whether it is building a new rail line, a new station, improving our free wi-fi or adding more car park spaces, has the needs of our passengers at its core.
“As we enter our 21st year we will continue this journey and strive to deliver the highest levels of customer service.” FIREFIGHTERS rescued a boy who was trapped in a climbing frame.
They were called out on Tuesday July 26 at around 2.15pm to Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges.
One appliance and crew from Slough attended.
They released the boy after his leg became stuck and left him in the care of South Central Ambulance Service.