Lighting up the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry to support key workers
During the past three weeks Tamar Crossings staff have been very proud to join millions of people from across the country in taking part in the Thursday evening clap of thanks to the NHS, carers and other essential workers. Last night we went one further – lighting up both crossings with blue lights to support the 8pm event.
This was done in collaboration with Network Rail, Plymouth City Council, Saltash Town Council and local community group Ashtorre Rock who together arranged illumination of the Royal Albert Bridge at the same time.
At the Tamar Bridge, the toll plaza canopy was turned blue and an NHS logo was projected on the outside of the Tamar Crossings building between 8 pm and 9.30pm.
At the same time blue LED lights were displayed around the control cabs on the Torpoint Ferries and the blue emergency lights were switched on briefly at 8pm.
Our staff (themselves key workers) have been working hard to continue to provide safe, reliable and efficient crossings of the River Tamar for key workers, emergency services and those travelling for essential reasons.
It was fantastic to have the opportunity to show our support for the carers and NHS workers who are caring for coronavirus patients, together with the volunteers and other workers who are supporting people in their communities and keeping key services going.