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: jamesbrokenshire.muchloved.com