Trainline I am Train

Trainline is promoting a rebrand and the new Trainline app in the UK with “I Am Train”, a nationwide and cross-media advertising campaign. The 60 second TVC at the heart of the campaign features the man who is train, a man who is at one with train travel, who manoeuvres through a bustling station with ease and panache, all thanks to Trainline’s app. The 60” TVC will be followed by 2 x 30 second and 4 x 10 second TV spots over the coming weeks. These will be supported by social activity and a huge OOH campaign featuring static and contextual messaging at peak train times to catch the attention of passengers.

I am Train - man in Trainline commercial

I am Train - man in Trainline commercial
I am Train - man in Trainline commercial

I am Train Campaign

Oli Beale, creative director at Anomaly London, provides the thinking behind the “I am Train” campaign.

“There is a man I often see on my village platform. I’ve never spoken to him but I respect his work. His poise. his calm, and his knowledge of PRECISELY where the doors stop. There are many others like him. Men, women and families that have mastered the fine art of train travel. We’re going to meet them all and we’re going to learn from them, for they are Train.”

Simon Darling, Trainline commercial director, provides the background on the Trainline rebrand:

“Trainline has renamed itself from to Trainline this week because we’re much more than a website these days. Our “I am train” campaign is another part of this transformation to providing smarter rail journeys for Britain’s train travellers. With our app and website, you can book faster, get cheaper tickets by buying in advance and get real time travel updates easier than ever before. With our “I am train” campaign, we wanted to convey the idea of someone who wins at trains. The kind of person who glides through the station to their platform because they know the platform number in advance via our app. The kind of person who saves money because they booked via our app whilst watching TV the night before they travel. “I am train” conveys that winning feeling.”

I am Train - I Blink
I am Train - bus ad
I am Train - Trainline
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The Trainline I am Train campaign was developed at Anomaly, London, by creative directors Oli Beale and Craig Ainsley.

Filming was shot by director Ringan Ledwidge via Rattling Stick with producer Sally Humphries.

Branding was developed at Studio Blackburn.

Post Production was done at Electric Theatre Collective.

Music was produced at Woodwork Music.