Tuesday, 17 February 2015


South West Trains gives passengers a romantic send-off

Rail passengers were given a "Valentine's Day send-off" with romantic departure board messages on the 14th February.
The Waterloo to Salisbury service was renamed "When Harry met Salisbury" and Liphook became "Lips-Hooked".

South West Trains said suggestions came from both passengers and staff.
A spokeswoman for the South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance said: "We hope those travelling with us today enjoy their journeys and have a lovely Valentine's Day."
South West Trains operates services in Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Devon, Somerset, and Greater London.

The signs have been changed for one day only
Customers and employees were asked to suggest "quirky, romance-themed" alternative station names "in the spirit of Valentine's Day", the spokeswoman said.
"We got some great suggestions, many of which we are displaying on customer information screens across the network for today only."
Rail passenger Alex Dowding tweeted: "Bit of harmless romantic fun is never a bad thing surely? Sure the rugby crowd are loving it too."
Many passengers have welcomed the temporary sign change, describing the move as "spreading the love".
Commuter Sabrina Vitello, who was travelling from Walton-on-Thames to London Waterloo, said: "It's refreshing, made me smile all day."

And finally a full list of the destinations:

Darling Dorking Dorking
London Waterlove London Waterloo
Lovealming Godalming
Roses are Redbridge Redbridge
Breakfast at Twickenham Twickenham
Eat Sway Love Sway
Pretty Woolston Woolston
Kissington South Chessington South
Kissington North Chessington North
Beaulieu and The Beast Beaulieu Road
Hinton Admirer Hinton Admiral
Love Ascotly Ascot
My Fareham Lady Fareham
Truly Madly Eastleigh Eastleigh
Notting Hilsea Hilsea
West Byfleet Story Byfleet
Moreton a Woman Moreton
Flirtwell Fulwell
Upwey Girl Upwey
Kiss Liss
The Apple of my Isleworth Isleworth
Cupid Junction Clapham Junction
Cute Bridge Kew Bridge
Ash Valentine Ash Vale
Mots-purr Park Motspur Park
Lips-Hooked Liphook
Fleet-ing Romance Fleet
Gorgeous Guildford Guildford
Sweet Surbiton Surbiton
Wonderful Woking Woking
Lovers Road Guildford London Road Guildford
Hounslove Hounslow
Loverton Overton
Passionfield Petersfield
Strawberries & Champagne Hill Strawberry Hill
Breakfast in Bed-hampton Bedhampton
Too Hot To Hamble Hamble
Hook, Line and Sinker Hook
Admirestone Addlestone
Thames Smitten Thames Ditton
Hampton Courting Hampton Court
Phwoar-plesdon Worplesdon
His and Hers-ham Hersham
Rich (in love) mond Richmond
Sleepless in Sholing Sholing
When Harry Met Salisbury Salisbury
Lost in Teddington Teddington
Legally Barnes Barnes
Romsey and Juliet Romsey
Four weddings and Farnborough Farnborough
The Botley guard Botley
North by North Sheen North Sheen
The Reading Singer Reading
Wokingham Heights Wokingham
Lady Bracknell Bracknell
Pride and Portchester Portchester
(Torvil and) Dean Dean
Beautiful Basingstoke Basingstoke


Martin Arrand made a visit to the Barrow Hill Roundhouse over the weekend, and his photographic efforts can now be viewed by clicking here