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26 Feb 2020

Southeastern rolls out pancake celebrations

Southeastern rolls out pancake celebrations: Passenger hosts with pancakes

Today, Southeastern has surprised passengers travelling on its network by changing London St Pancras to ‘London St Pancake’ on all display screens to celebrate the day.

Passengers have joined in the fun on social media, with passenger Dee Wilkinson (@Trelawnysman) posting “Nice touch @Se_Railway which reminds me I need to buy eggs tonight…” 

In addition to the name change, Southeastern is wishing passengers a flippin’ good Pancake Day with surprise pancake giveaways at stations including London Bridge, Cannon Street, Ladywell, Lee and Dartford.

Passenger Ellie Burton (@_ellieburton) tweeted “Welcome to London St Pancake. Have a flipping great day!” Well played @Se_Railway, well played.”

David Wornham, Passenger Services Director at Southeastern said: “The chance to do something a little differently that puts a smile on our passengers’ faces – it doesn’t get any ‘batter’ than that! We hope those who are able to pick up a pancake today enjoy their delicious treat.”

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Emma Owen

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

Picture caption: Southeastern Passenger Service Hosts Perez Powell and Mekesha Mussington wishing passengers a flippin' good Pancake Day.

For more information please contact:

Southeastern Press Office

Phone: 0207 932 3629



About Southeastern:

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: 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.


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