FREIGHTLINER joined forces with Samaritans and Greater Anglia at Ipswich station on November 21 to name No. 66416 You Are Never Alone.
Neil McNicholas, Freightliner managing director of UK Rail, said: “We wanted to partner with Samaritans for this loco-naming ceremony to pay tribute to, and raise awareness of, the invaluable work they undertake to prevent suicides.
He added: “The latest figures show that suicide rose nearly 11% in 2018 and it is the biggest killer of men under 50.
“Across the rail industry, we recognise that suicides on the UK rail network are a far too common occurrence.
“We want to raise awareness that you are not alone, and Samaritans are always there to listen.
“It is also fitting that we are holding this naming ceremony in November, which is Men’s Mental Health month.”
The Samaritans can be called seven days a week on 116 123. FREIGHTLINER
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