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Late MP James Brokenshir­e has train named after him


A train named for former Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshir­e has been unveiled by rail minister Wendy Morton. Brokenshir­e, who died of lung cancer last year, had been a transport enthusiast since childhood and was an avid campaigner for rail improvemen­ts and new, modern trains that would benefit his constituen­ts. The train in Brokenshir­e’s honour was made by Siemens Mobility and operated by Southeaste­rn Trains.

Catherine Brokenshir­e, James’ wife, said he would have been “delighted” to have one of the trains he campaigned for named after him. So far, £65,000 has been raised in his memory for the Roy Castle Foundation. To donate, go to: jamesbroke­

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