A terminally-ill girl was overjoyed after staff at Glasgow Central Station ensured she got a day out to remember. 

Seven-year-old Sophia Walker got to drive a train after her final wish was made a reality with the help of the Dream Maker Foundation and Scotrail staff. 

Sophia, who has a brain tumour, was greeted at the station with her name up on the announcement board before the start of an action-packed day. 

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She was treated to a special VIP tour of the station, where she got to see the abandoned Lower Level platforms and help despatch a service to East Kilbride. 

The seven-year-old even took over the PA system before a ride in the station buggy.

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Her excitement was described as "infectious" during the day to remember. 

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A spokesman for the Les Hoey MBE Dream Maker Foundation said: "Gorgeous Sophia wanted to drive a train and Massive thanks to Network Rail and Scot Rail her wish came true.

"Sophia was invited to Glasgow Central Station where her name was in lights up on the board. She was given VIP treatment.

"She was then taken under the station to see the old tracks and the murals under the station before being treated to lunch and getting a gift of a train drivers key and whistle among other goodies.

"Sophia was so excited and had so much fun and her huge smile was infectious and had everyone laughing and smiling with her.

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The foundation has had to stop accepting new requests due to the pandemic but little Sophia's trip was described as "time-sensitive". 

A spokeswoman for Scotrail said: "It was an action-packed day at Glasgow Central Station last week, as we welcomed Sophia Walker and her family to grant her final wish. Sophia visited the cab of an Avanti West Coast Pendolino, and one of our own Class 385s.

"A huge thank you to the Glasgow Central family and Team Dreammaker, who pulled out all the stops to make this happen for Sophia and create memories for her family."