Southeastern has named a high speed Javelin® train after former Olympic swimmer and Variety, the Children’s Charity, Ambassador Duncan Goodhew. To commemorate the Olympic legacy Southeastern has been naming the fleet after Britain’s fastest athletes – both former and present.

To celebrate the latest train naming, Southeastern chartered a special service for Mr Goodhew and 255 of the children from Homeleigh School, London N16 . The event took place on Monday, 10th June 2013 at 12pm at St Pancras International Station.

Duncan said :

“This is a tremendous honour. I never in my wildest dreams expected to have my name emblazoned on the side of a high speed Javelin® train, so this is an absolute thrill. Variety creates positive experiences for young disabled and disadvantaged children so this was a great event to which we could invite the pupils from Homeleigh School. I’d like to thank Southeastern for choosing to recognise and immortalise my achievements in the swimming pool in this unique way.”

Laurence Davis, Chief Barker said:

“We are thrilled that Southeastern is rewarding Duncan for all his hard work in both sport and charity endeavours. His continued support for the children who we help is a great inspiration to us all and seeing his name on a train will be a constant reminder of that.”