14 February 2018
Hopeless romantics in the South East have this morning been proving that love is in the air by surprising their Valentine’s with messages of affection on their commute to work.
For a second year running, Southeastern’s Twitter team were inundated with Valentine notes after inviting passengers to send in messages for their loved ones – along with where and when they wanted to surprise their special someone.
The messages were displayed across passenger information screens on the platform and announced over the station speakers to passengers delight. The information screen at Orpington for the 0910 train to Victoria read: “Vicki, may our love never be de-railed, all my love, Geoff xx”
Whilst at Tunbridge Wells, the 0720 train to Charing Cross was accompanied by the message: “Happy first Valentines Tom! You are my favourite thing about my morning commute. I love you from Rosie! X”
Over the tannoy at Clock House a north-east accent was heard delivering the message: “MICHAEL CASEY! Yes you!!! Happy Valentine's day!!!!!!! I haven't bought you a card or a present so it's lucky the sexy voiceman was available! Over and out!"
Passenger Information Manager, John Till said: “We connect people every day and love it when we hear of couples whose romantic journeys in life began on our network. We loved playing cupid last year and so wanted to surprise our lucky Valentines with messages from their loved ones.”
Notes to editors
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Southeastern runs train services into London from Kent and East Sussex, operating over 2000 trains a day, carrying more than 640,000 passengers a day, serving 176 stations and covering 540-miles of railway infrastructure.
Southeastern is owned by Govia, a joint venture between the Go-Ahead Group (65 per cent) and Keolis (35 per cent). Govia is the most enduring partnership between transport operators delivering rail franchises in this country.
It is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for 28.7 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its four rail companies, Southern, Southeastern, Govia Thameslink Railway and London Midland. Further information on Govia is available at: www.govia.info Go-Ahead Group plc is one of the UK's leading providers of passenger transport services operating in the bus, rail and aviation services sectors.
Keolis is a French-based operator of transport services in 13 countries worldwide and is owned by SNCF, AXA Private Equity, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Keolis management.