‘Proud day’ as rail­ways firm cel­e­brates 20th an­niver­sary

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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