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Meon Valley Heartstart teach South Western Railway staff lifesaving skills

One of England's largest train operators is installing defibrillators at staffed stations across its network.

By the end of the summer, members of the public and staff will have access to the life-saving equipment at 154 South Western Railway (SWR) locations.

SWR, which has stations in south-west London, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon, is investing £500,000 in the project.

It comes as SWR named a train in honour of the Alex Wardle Foundation.

The charity was set up in memory of Alex Wardle, a medical student and son of an SWR operations trainer, who died from sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) in March 2016.


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