Commuters serenaded on-board a Chiltern Railways train

Commuters serenaded on-board a Chiltern Railways train

Chiltern Railways gave surprised passengers a reason to smile this Valentine’s Day by serenading commuters travelling on a train from Birmingham to London with a surprise performance of ‘All You Need Is Love’.

The spectacular display launches Chiltern Railways’ brand-new Duo Ticket - a standard class ticket offering a discount for two people travelling together to London from various stations*. Released in time for Valentine’s Day, the Duo Ticket works differently to other similar products as passengers don’t need to travel with the same companion every time to be applicable for the 25% discount.

Customers on-board the Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone service were taken by surprise by members of Birmingham Community Gospel Choir, who were crowned Gospel Choir of the Year at BBC Songs of Praise 2015. The award-winning singers were disguised as fellow passengers before bursting into a recital of the well-known love song ‘All You Need Is Love’ to celebrate the new ticket for two passengers travelling together.

Eleni Jordan, Commercial Director at Chiltern Railways, said: “At Chiltern Railways, we think differently about travel and do our upmost to make our customers smile and ensure their journey with us is as pleasant as possible. 

“We believe our Duo Ticket is a great option for couples, colleagues, friends and families alike, really making a significant difference if you often travel with a companion on our southbound travel service. Whether it’s a trip to Madame Tussauds, taking in a West End show or lunch in the capital, the options in London are limitless.” 

The Duo Ticket can offer some serious savings for those travelling as a pair and are available to purchase via the Chiltern Railways website and mobile app, as well as ticket offices and online retailers.

The Duo Ticket can be purchased in advance or immediately before travel and is valid for a single or a same-day return journey to London.

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