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22 Mar 2022

Like mother like daughter: Meet Megan and Jaqui, Southeastern’s mother and daughter duo

Like mother like daughter: Meet Megan and Jaqui, Southeastern’s mother and daughter duo: Megan and Jaqui at work

  • Megan convinced mum Jaqui to join her at work and the railway relatives never looked back!

LONDON, March 22nd: This Mother’s Day  Southeastern is showcasing the mother and daughter duo, Megan Farnan and Jacqueline Johns.

Megan first joined Southeastern, where she works as a Station Team Leader at Waterloo East, in 2014. Thanks to her love of the industry, she convinced her mum, Jaqui, to get onboard and become part of the railway family too.

As platform staff at Waterloo East and Charing Cross since 2019, Jaqui has supported passengers through the stations.

Working for Southeastern together has its perks, as Megan and Jaqui often have the same shifts, travelling to and from work on the same train from Orpington.

At first, their colleagues were surprised to hear Jaqui was Megan’s mum. Megan said: “They could instantly see the resemblance, though they always say she doesn't look old enough to be my Mum. I'm not sure if that's a good thing on my part!”

Close both at work and at home, the pair go bike riding in the summer together and share many of the same friends from the station. Though, as they spend so much time together, they credit the strength of their relationship to their ability to separate work and home and a shared love for their roles.

Jaqui shared: “The best thing about working at Southeastern is that every day is truly different. I’ve made a lot of new friends and the station is such a happy place to work.”

 Megan agreed, she said: “Waterloo East station really is like a family. We all work together so well as a team.”

This Mother’s Day, they have both have time off to spend the day together to go out for a meal.  The inseparable pair have a shared source of inspiration, Megan’s grandmother and Jaqui’s mother, who survived a brain haemorrhage and breast cancer over the past few years.


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About Southeastern:

Southeastern runs train services into London from Kent and East Sussex, operating over 2,000 trains a day, carrying more than 640,000 passengers, serving 176 stations and covering 540 miles of track.

SOUTHEASTERN is owned by SE Trains Ltd, a subsidiary of the Department for Transport’s public sector owning group, ‘DOHL.’ DOHL has responsibility for three rail companies, LNER, Northern Trains Limited and SE Trains.

Southeastern is the trading name of SE TRAINS LIMITED. Registered in England under company 03266762. Registered office address: Albany House, Floor 8, 94-98 Petty France, London, England, SW1H 9EA. SE Trains Limited is a subsidiary of the Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort Limited - ‘DOHL.’


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