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Olympic rowing star Grainger celebrated on high-speed train

Kent rail commuters will see Britain’s finest female rower celebrated on a Javelin high-speed train

Southeastern has named the train named after the four-time Olympic medallist Katherine Grainger.

Dr Grainger unveiled her train during a visit to St Pancras International Station.

She said: “It’s crazy! I love it! It’s all so surreal. I can’t wait to take my mum for a trip on my train. Thank you to Southeastern, this is a huge honour.”

Southeastern’s engineering director Wayne Jenner said: “Southeastern’s high speed service played an important part in the success of the London 2012 Games, and to honour this we’ve named the fleet of trains after some of Britain’s greatest-ever Olympians. We took the train naming to an employee vote, and Katherine was a clear choice.

“Her accomplishments - representing Great Britain in four consecutive Olympic Games and countless World Championships are nothing short of inspirational. We’re only too pleased to permanently honour her on the side of a Javelin train.”

Passengers boarding the Katherine Grainger train would be reminded of the spirit and energy of London 2012, he added.

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