Our Skyfall train at Platform 007
To celebrate the biggest film in British cinema history, and its launch on BLU-RAY & DVD, we launched our stunning Skyfall train. After its historic maiden journey from King’s Cross to Edinburgh Skyfall it was in daily service until the end of May 2013.
The unique partnership between Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Metro Goldwyn-Meyer Studios and East Coast trains, saw a Class 91 locomotive 91107, renumbered as 91007 to mark the event. The full train was unveiled with specially-designed artwork featuring stars of the film, and the iconic 007 insignia incorporated into the train’s livery.
SKYFALLs maiden journey to Scotland’s capital, the ancestral home of James Bond, showcased the scenic route and our First Class complimentary menu, and by officially naming our train after the film, and renumbering the locomotive to 91‘007’, this leaves a lasting legacy for us, our customers, stakeholders and rail enthusiasts.
Skyfall set off on its maiden journey from Platform 007 at 08.33 from King’s Cross on its route to Edinburgh Waverley where it was due to arrive at 14.37. Before completing its journey the train had an extended crossing over the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick-upon-Tweed at 13.53, where champagne bottles were popped to celebrate a scene in the film where Bond crosses the Varda Bridge in Kiralan Turkey, which holds a remarkable resemblance to Robert Stephenson’s bridge across the River Tweed.
The train ran across our route, as part of our regular timetable until May 2013.
If you were lucky enough to see it, or travelled aboard Skyfall, we’d love to see your pictures. Tweet us @eastcoastuk using #skyfalltrain.