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Skyfall train is licensed to thrill
8:27am Monday 18th February 2013 in News
East Coast staff, from left, Claire Bates, Sharon Watson and Alex Mannifield pose with the Skyfall train at York Station
ALTHOUGH not at the wheel of an Aston Martin, James Bond fans will still be able to replicate their hero’s journey to Scotland in style.
A train decorated in honour of the biggest film in British cinematic history travelled to York at the weekend.
Eleven carriages of the East Coast train have been wrapped in artwork from the James Bond film Skyfall, with the newly decorated train making its maiden journey to Scotland from London via York, transporting international journalists from around the world.
The train was unveilied at the renamed for the occasion platform 007 at King’s Cross Station on Saturday.
Paul Williams, media and communications manager for East Coast, said: “To mark its unprecedented success at the UK box office, Skyfall has become the first film to lend its name to a train in the UK”.