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Article from BTNews 2 NOVEMBER 2015

AND FINALLY: Britain's Polar Express

Could this be Britain’s answer to the Polar Express?

The popular Tom Hanks film about a train journey to see Father Christmas is trotted out each festive season and sometimes before. 

Now Virgin Trains is gearing up to unveil a Santa Special of its own after a nationwide search asking school children to submit a suitable design. The winner is being unveiled on 1 December.

The challenge, set up in conjunction with the children’s reading charity Book Trust, was inspired by Virgin’s ‘Traindeer’, which last year carried more than 65,000 customers during the Christmas period, and was seen by thousands more when it became a social media hit. 

The Traindeer was based on a Christmas card by sisters aged nine and 11. This year’s Christmas Train will be seen across the country with the winning design appearing on both Virgin Trains franchises on east and west coasts.

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