Train named in memory of Jack Spriggs

By David Bartlett on Oct 26, 11 10:54 AM in Transport

JStrain.jpgJohn Spriggs, Mark Dowd, David Spriggs, Bart Schmeink, Merseyrail managing director, and Steve Rotherham, Liverpool Walton MP.

A Merseyrail train has been named in memory of one of Liverpool's political legends.

Jack Spriggs, a former Liverpool Lord Mayor was Merseytravel vice-chairman from 2005 until his death in December 2009.

In 1972 Jack Spriggs hit the national headlines when, as a shop steward, he led the famous Fisher Bendix workers sit-in which lasted nine weeks and resulted in saving the plant from closure.

Merseytravel chairman Cllr Mark Dowd said: "It was my great privilege and pleasure to know Jack Spriggs for many years and I am honoured to name this train in his memory.

"He was a great character, a caring and compassionate man whose thoughts were always for others and it is fitting that he should be remembered."

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