|And as mentioned
previously the PR machine had been in overdrive to ensure the best
opportunities were being made of the imminent service upgrade, it was
also involved in other more safety conscious exercises.
This not only extended to staff as there was a campaign to visit
120 schools in the Preston area by locomotive drivers were approx
10,000 children attended the lectures. Also some 7,000 leaflets and
posters were distributed, to business premises adjacent to electrified
routes. Finally senior police, fire and ambulance officers had also
been instructed on safety procedures.