Great Western Railway has named a train after an iconic singer who is set to perform at Glastonbury.

Broadcaster Nick Grimshaw spoke to Shania Twain on the Sidetracked with Annie and Nick podcast, where she spoke of her delight at having a train in Switzerland named ‘Shania Train’.

Grimmy suggested that there should be a UK equivalent that runs to Castle Cary during Glastonbury.

GWR executives liked the idea and designed a new Shania Train pink leopard print vinyl for the side of Intercity Express Train 802109 that Mr Grimshaw unveiled at London Paddington station.

He said: “The Shania Train is going to exist in the UK. I cannot believe that my brain has created an actual train. You could be going to Glastonbury riding the Shania Train. So giddy up, let’s go girls.”

Amanda Burns from GWR said: “As soon as we heard about ‘Shania Train’ it impressed us very much.

“Shania Twain is a country music icon and this is a great way to celebrate her forthcoming appearances at Glastonbury, Chepstow Racecourse, and BST Hyde Park.

“It has been brilliant to work with the team at Sidetracked and help bring this gem of an idea to reality.

“We’ll be carrying thousands of music-goers this year and we hope ‘Shania Train’ turns heads as fans flock to another unforgettable summer.”