It was cold first thing this morning on the platform at Canterbury West train station. Overcast, a touch over zero, the wind was howling through the nearby trees.
There seemed little reason for cheers as those on the platform of the city’s main station prepared to board the train to London for the second working day of the week.
But as they eyed the information board, many couldn’t help but raise a smile. They noticed that the name St Pancras had been replaced by “St Pancake” on this Shrove Tuesday – or Pancake Day.
Commuter James Bull said: “It was a nice little play on words by Southeastern Trains.”
Traveller Daniel Harrison, going on to Manchester, added: “Who would have thought that Southeastern’s staff, more used to explaining cancellations or delays, would have a silly sense of humour?”