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12.08.20

Children remind passengers to wear face coverings and keep distance

South Western Railways staff members are using an unlikely voice to spread the message to passengers about face coverings.

New station announcement has been recorded by two children of SWR staff members to remind passengers to wear face coverings and keep their distance from each other, thereby keeping their parents safe.

The announcements are now being played across the SWR network.

One of the children, Teenasha Santuck, from South London, asks customers to wear a face covering so that she can see her mum smile when she gets back from work.

The other message comes from Evie Thew, from Honiton in East Devon, urges everyone to keep their distance so she can still hug her mum, dad and grandad, who all work for SWR.

Teenasha and Mum

The two children won a SWR-wide competition to record the new announcements.

Alan Penlington, SWR’s Director of Customer Experience, said: “Our number one priority is the safety of our customers and colleagues, and we are continuing to do all we can to stop the spread of coronavirus across our network. But we need our customers’ help too.

“By following Teenasha and Evie’s excellent advice and wearing a face covering while maintaining social distancing, we can all help to keep each other safe”.

Images: Teenasha wth her mum & Evie with her mum, dad and grandad. South Western Railway. 

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