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21 May 2018

Hilarious Commuting Stories

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Examples of fun stories of commuting on Southeastern railways.  To tie in with the DVD launch of The Commuter.  As told by Southeastern Railway employees.

Has anything wacky or bizarre ever happened to you on your train commute home? Perhaps you’ve experienced delays caused by baby llamas or a Christmas tree? Or perhaps you’ve come across someone else’s lost teeth, or treasured photographs?

These are but a few examples witnessed by staff who work at Southeastern Railway, who have chosen to share their Top 10 most hilarious encounters to celebrate THE COMMUTER releasing on Blu-ray and DVD this Monday 21st May, which sees Liam Neeson play an Insurance salesman who, on his daily commute home, is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop – working against the clock to solve the puzzle.

Southeastern Railway – Employee Top 10 Fun Facts:

  1. Back when we used to have catering, a passenger once activated the emergency alarm because the tea he had just been served by the trolley steward was not hot enough.
  2. An Australian customer came to Waterloo station and asked for train times to Luga Buruga. It took a good few minutes to work out it was Loughborough Junction.
  3. A Christmas tree once delayed a train at Nunhead, when it got stuck in the train’s closed doors.
  4. One of the most common tweets received on social media about lost property is people asking us to find their food shop! The On Board Managers have rescued many dinners that’s for sure!
  5. In May 2017 a train was delayed because a number of baby llamas – who are normally more at home in the Andes – were spotted roaming around on the line between Hildenborough and Sevenoaks in Kent at 8.39am.
  6. Dentures were once found on a train table; they were delicately handled and handed in at Canterbury West.
  7. A horse was once seen galloping on the train track alongside the Ashford to London Victoria train. The train was stopped immediately to ensure the horse was safe.
  8. Star Wars actor John Boyega once took over the train’s PA system on the 2:40pm Southeastern train to Orpington, making around 15 announcements relaying stories about all the stops along the ways, including how his uncle calls Penge East Penge-y East.
  9. A journalist was once horrified after leaving her expensive camera equipment on a Charing Cross train that contained photographs of treasured memories of one of the world’s oldest professional footballers – 102-year-old George Haigh. She was gratefully reunited with her precious work at the Ticket Office.
  10. A Twitter user tweeted to ask if we could set her up with a train manager called Ben on the Dover to St Pancras train – a few suggestions on how best to approach the situation were exchanged with the Southeastern twitter team and the tweeter deciding to write her number on the back of a ticket and handed this to him.

THE COMMUTER travels onto Blu-ray and DVD Monday 21st May

Contact information

Southeastern Press Office

0330 095 9091

press.office@southeasternrailway.co.uk

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