Twitter: Great British Railways logo gets a comedic makeover

Amber Peake May 20, 2021
Twitter: Great British Railways logo gets a comedic makeover


The British public, via Twitter of course, have had their say on what the Great British Railway’s logo should look like after the government proposed the nation’s railways will be run by a new public sector body.

The government announces new state-owned body, Great British Railways

The government has shared its plans to reform the nation’s railways with the introduction of a new public body, Great British Railways.

The nationwide body will run and plan the rail network across the country as well as set fares and control timetables. According to reports, the change could see cheaper fares along with more punctual services.

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Radley Village, Oxfordshire, England – 7 February 2020; no people in view. Radley is fortunate to be a small village with a main line railway station, linking it to London, Oxford and the Midlands. But here it is empty, just as a thin winter sun rises amidst freezing fog. It’s rather eerie…
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What will the Great British Railways logo look like?

According to a government plan, the new Great British Railways logo would be an updated version of the well-known double arrow logo.

The double arrow is a notable logo across the railway and can be seen on tickets and at many stations. However, the plans also noted the classic logo could change to reflect different regions.

The plans state: “Variants to the national brand will be developed to reflect the English versions and in Scotland and Wales while emphasising the railway is one network serving the whole of Great Britain.”

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Twitter has a field day with the new Great British Railways logo

Since news broke this morning, concerned (and amused) citizens have taken to Twitter to share their own comedic edits of what they think the new Great British Railways logo should look like.

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Amber is a freelance writer on The Focus who mainly covers anything celeb, music, and entertainment related. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Brunel University in 2020, she has spent the last two years reporting the latest celeb news and pop culture trends across leading and national publishers. Starting her career at as a showbiz reporter, Amber began contributing on The Focus in 2021. As well as her work on the site, she has also written across other GRV Media publications, including both Reality Titbit and HITC. When she's not scrolling endlessly on TikTok, you'll find Amber wrapped up in yet another DIY crafting project.