Commuters left confused after Network Rail rename London’s St Pancras to ‘St Pancake’ to celebrate Shrove Tuesday

LONDON commuters enjoyed a sweet surprise yesterday (February 13) after Network Rail replaced the name of St Pancras Station on the departure boards to ‘London St Pancake’.

If Pancake Day wasn’t already sweet enough, this nationwide prank by our beloved rail service providers has really made everyone’s day.

Commuters took to social media, sharing pictures from their stations, Southeastern Railway said on Twitter: “Mmmm did someone mention pancakes?

“Happy Pancake Day! (with lashings of maple syrup)”

Sweet scenes at Margate Station. Photo: Andre Vincent (@Vinny64)

David Wornham, passenger services director at Southeastern, told News Shopper: “We’re really pleased to have put a smile on our passengers’ faces this morning [Feb 13] , and hope we have topped their Pancake Day!”

If you happened to miss out on a ticket, there are plenty of ways to fulfil your Pancake Day needs in the comfort of your own home.

But lets hope we get some more surprise station names for some upcoming days, if you’ve got any ideas, tweet us @EntsGazetteUK, because we love it!

Harry Rutter
Harry is editor of The Entertainment Gazette, working on Showbiz and Entertainment news in the UK - got a story? +44 7494615641 for tip-offs.

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