Network Rail’s Paddington station team have showed their appreciation for the NHS and their neighbours at St Mary’s Hospital by erecting a giant banner to the side of the station.

The banner thanks the NHS for their incredible effort during the coronavirus outbreak and it has been put up on the outside of the station which faces St Mary’s so staff at the hospital can see it.

Mustaq Haji, Network Rail’s Paddington station manager, said: “We are proud of everyone at the NHS including all of those at St Mary’s Hospital which is next to us here at Paddington.

“A lot of NHS staff are still using the railway to get to and from work and we are doing all we can to show our appreciation inside the station.

“However, we wanted to make sure those NHS staff that perhaps don’t use the station know how grateful we are for everything they are doing.”