UKRAINE AID TRAIN
The UK rail industry has joined together to facilitate sending more than a million items of aid to Ukraine in response to the humanitarian crisis in the region.
UK Rail for Ukraine, a cross-industry initiative set up by volunteers in early February, has brought together the large quantities of humanitarian aid from across the country.
A first aid train has left the UK on a special DB Cargo service bound for Ukraine, where it will be received by organisations working on the ground.
The service is carrying more than 1,500 tonnes consisting of a range of aid, including nonperishable food, hygiene and medical products, basic living equipment, and other much needed supplies that have been donated from a wide range of businesses and organisations following requests for aid from the Ukrainian authorities.
Transported in 24 shipping containers over a 500-meter train, the aid transported by UK Rail for Ukraine has been labelled in all three languages to assist with distribution when it arrives at its destination.