Class 390 ‘Pendolino’ No. 390039 named to mark Coventry as City of Culture 2021

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. 

Set No. 390039 is welcomed to Coventry following its naming on April 4. FRASER PITHIE

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.

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