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MTR Express Officially Launches Trainy McTrainface

Swedish train operator MTR Express has officially launched the latest train in its fleet: Trainy McTrainface.

Peder Osterkamp, the Chief Commercial Officer of MTR Express, dubbed the train with champagne. During his speech, Osterkamp told the attendees how last summer, the Metro readers overwhelmingly voted for Trainy McTrainface as a nod to the popular Boaty McBoatface. The British authorities vetoed the name for the research vessel despite winning the majority of the votes.

Trainy McTrainface

After the inauguration in the Gothenburg Central Station, Trainy McTrainface rolled on smiling on its maiden voyage to Stockholm, proudly carrying its name on both sides.

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“We listen to the voice of the people”, said Osterkamp proudly, and mentioned that the news of the Swedish train being named Trainy McTrainface has grabbed attention across the globe. A reoccurring theme in the international media was that in Sweden, people’s voices are heard and their opinions are taken seriously with many bloggers wanting to move to Sweden “where there is still some democracy left”.

Soon, Trainy will be joined by the company of Glenn, Estelle, and Lasse. On November 7th, there will be another naming ceremony in Gothenburg — this time for Glenn. Soon after, Estelle and Lasse will receive their names in Stockholm.

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Original article © MTR Express.


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