SOUTH Western Railway has unveiled its new rainbow themed train to mark the start of Pride month.

The new ‘trainbow’ is a class 444 train wrapped in rainbow livery, which began to transport passengers from London Waterloo to Bournemouth and Portsmouth Harbour Tuesday, May 2.

While many of the outdoor Pride events have been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this month, smaller and virtual celebrations are still set to take place, with companies like South Western Railway showing their support through other means.

Inclusion and Diversity Manager for South Western Railway, Glen Willie said: "South Western Railway is wholly committed to celebrating diversity and supporting equality.

"We firmly believe that diversity is a strength, not a weakness, and we are incredibly proud of our many brilliant LGBTQ+ colleagues. Our new ‘trainbow’ is just a small contribution to this month’s celebrations – even if they are set to be a little different to previous years!"