Virgin Trains has marked Coventry’s place as the UK’s City of Culture for 2021 by naming Class 390 ‘Pendolino’ No. 390039 Lady Godiva, an iconic part of the city’s history.
The name was chosen following a competition on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire. The nameplate was unveiled at London Euston station by Lorna Bailey, presenter of the radio station’s Saturday morning show.
Guests included Coventry Lord Mayor Coun John Blundell and Pete Waterman. The set carries a flag with two blocks of sky blue representing Coventry City Football Club, with a silhouette of Lady Godiva on her horse in the centre.