Titan helicopter used in Skyfall train launch

Posted: Thursday 21st February 2013

Box office smash hit Skyfall, the latest James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, has become the first film to lend its name to a train in the UK.

The East Coast train was unveiled on Platform 007 at London King’s Cross Station on Saturday before heading north, making an eye-catching crossing of the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick on its way.

Titan Airways Agusta 109 helicopter was chartered with a cameraman on board and accompanied the train to film the occasion - marking its release on Blu-ray and DVD. Skyfall’s first journey was taken by worldwide journalists who interviewed the film’s actors, writers and producers on board. 

Members of the public had their first opportunity to get on-board the Skyfall train on Monday when it operated the "Flying Scotsman" service from Edinburgh to London. It will now be used on various services across the East Coast route.