Network Rail volunteers set up mass-vaccination centre

Network Rail COVID-19

Volunteers from Network Rail have helped to set up a large-scale vaccination centre near Exeter, Devon.

The employees have up their time between 18th and 22nd January and helped to unload around 100 pallets of equipment including chairs and safety equipment which was set up in the main building at Westpoint Exeter.

Nick Millington, Network Rail’s director of Safety taskforce, coordinated Network Rail’s volunteering efforts, said: “We are so proud to have played a part in helping set up this hugely important Vaccination Centre in Exeter.

Network Rail volunteers in action.
Network Rail volunteers in action.

“Throughout the pandemic, colleagues right across Network Rail have worked tirelessly to help keep our trains and stations running safely for the benefit of our passengers, and we were delighted to have the opportunity to continue contributing towards overcoming COVID-19 away from the tracks.

“It was immensely rewarding to have helped build the Nightingale Hospital in Exeter last year and to see so many colleagues pull together again in a similar fashion speaks volumes of the selfless individuals who have contributed their time to get this vaccination facility up and running.”

The volunteers helped to ensure that the facility, just off the M5 motorway in Exeter, was ready to open on today.