22 September 2015

c2c Names Train In Honour Of Sir Andrew Foster

Sir Andrew stood down from his role as a Non-Executive Director of National Express in May, having joined the Board in August 2004.

Unit 357 007 was officially named “Sir Andrew Foster” at a special ceremony today at c2c’s flagship Fenchurch Street station, in the heart of the City of London. Sir Andrew was also presented with his own personal nameplate as a memento of the occasion.

National Express Group Chief Executive Dean Finch said: “This is our own unique way to say thank you to Sir Andrew, and to express our gratitude for all his service to National Express over the past decade.”

Sir Andrew Foster said: “I am truly delighted with the honour of this train-naming. c2c gives great service to all its customers, just as National Express gives the same level of excellence to so many passengers across the business. I feel proud to have played a part in helping to establish this.”

Sir Andrew had been the Chair of National Express’ remuneration committee. In his extensive career he was Chair of the Audit Commission between 1992 and 2003, and Deputy Chairman of Royal Bank of Canada for ten years. He was also Chairman of the Commonwealth Games England team from 2007 to 2014, and has conducted independent reviews for the Government including into the Intercity Express Programme.


- The attached photos show Sir Andrew Foster (left) and Dean Finch (right) at today’s train-naming event. For more information please contact Chris Atkinson on 020 7444 1868 or at chris.atkinson@c2crail.net

- About c2c: c2c is the award-winning train operator running services between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness, serving 26 stations in East London and South Essex. c2c is delivering the best performance in the UK rail industry, holding the UK records for annual punctuality (97.5%) and 4-weekly punctuality (98.8%) by a franchised train operator. c2c was named Passenger Operator of the Year at the 2015 National Rail Awards, and as London’s best commuter operator in Which? magazine’s latest survey of rail companies.

-  About National ExpressNational Express is a leading international public transport operator, with bus, coach and rail services in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East. More than 800m journeys a year are made worldwide on our services. Our 42,000 employees are committed to improving the quality of life for all through travel.