By Geoff Courtney
Laura Wright, chief executive of the award-winning Mail Rail visitor attraction in central London, became a train driver for the day on January 18, when she swapped her role for hands-on training at the controls of one of the line’s trains.
Laura joined The Postal Museum, which incorporates Mail Rail, last June from Tate Enterprises, where she was CEO.
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At the time of her appointment, Rick Wills, chairman of The Postal Museum, described Mail Rail as a “one-of-a-kind underground rail ride,” and on January 18 Laura was able to find out for herself just how unique the experience is.
“When I arrived at the museum last June, one of the first things was to ride Mail Rail, and I talked to the guys about driving the tracks as I wanted to understand what they were doing,” she said. With a two-week line closure last month for maintenance and the fitting of a new siding, an opportunity to do just that arose.
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