Network Rail is celebrating International Women’s Day by launching the first ever rail service run entirely by women.
The service between London Victoria and Faversham marks the first time in British history, a passenger service will be operated and managed exclusively by female rail staff from start to finish – from the depot, to the train driver to the signallers along the route.
Network Rail hopes the move will attract more female recruits into a traditionally male industry.
Train driver Monika Kurek (pictured above, second left) works for Southeastern, the train operator running the first rail service run entirely by women, which Monika will drive.
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