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Huw Merriman MP to join RIA carriage on Railway Children Midland Pullman train on 9 May

4 April 2024 

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) will be hosting a carriage on the Railway Children’s Midland Pullman train on Thursday 9 May, with special guest Huw Merriman MP, Rail & HS2 Minister.

The iconic Midland-Pullman will depart from London Paddington at 18:00 and travel through Bath, Reading, Newbury and Bradford on Avon before returning to Paddington at 22:30.

The ticket includes a seven-course dining experience with a curated selection of fine wines and cheeses, alongside first-class entertainment. RIA members are eligible for a 10% discount.

All proceeds go to the Railway Children. By joining us on this journey, you will help change the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable children. All money raised from this exclusive event will fund the work of the Railway Children as it supports children alone and at risk on streets and at transport hubs across India, Tanzania and the UK.

Notes to Editors
  1. Purchase your ticket here.
  2. For further information, visit the Railway Children's website.
  3. About RIA: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the voice of the UK rail supply community. We help to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products. RIA has over 360 companies in membership in a sector that contributes £43 billion in economic growth and £14 billion in tax revenue each year, as well as employing 710,000 people. It is also a vital industry for the UK’s economic recovery, supporting green investment and jobs in towns and communities across the UK; for every £1 spent in rail, £2.50 is generated in the wider economy. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number).
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