Network Rail is inviting the public to send in digital versions of their home-made pictures of rainbows with a railway theme to be displayed at London Liverpool Street station and on screens at stations across Anglia.

It is hoped that displaying railway-themed rainbows will lift the mood of station teams, NHS staff and key workers who are still relying on the railway to get to and from work. All other passengers are reminded not to travel if their journeys are not essential.

The Railway Rainbows project is open to all ages and follows a similar initiative many people have adopted across the country where they draw rainbows and place them in the windows of their homes.

The Railway Rainbows will be displayed digitally on the information display screens at London Liverpool Street station and other stations across the Anglia region for the entirety of the coronavirus crisis.

Emma Watson, London Liverpool Street station manager, said: “With fewer people using the station, our usually busy and lively environment can now seem unsettling and lonely for people who still need to travel to work.

“While we’re busy enabling those to travel who need to, we want to lift the mood in our stations, creating a welcoming and positive atmosphere with everyone’s rainbow pictures. We hope lots of people get behind this initiative to support our NHS and key workers.”

Please send your artwork by sharing it on Twitter with @networkrailLST using the hashtag #RailwayRainbows. Entrants can also include their name and age but this is not compulsory.