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Ghostly goings-on tracked at Leamington Railway Station

Leamington Editorial 28th Oct, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

PETRIFIED passengers will soon be able to brave their daily commute at Leamington Railway Station without any haunting hassle.

The Old Warwick Road station has been plagued by all manner of ghostly-goings-on since trains first started running back in 1880.

Staff have regularly seen apparitions and heard doors slamming and electrical equipment turning itself on and off.

But station operators Chiltern Railways have decided enough is enough, and decided Halloween was a good time to get tough with their spirit residents.

They have appointed a Supernatural Liaison Officer to help deal with the rising number of spooky antics.

Station Host Nick Rees is the man chosen for the role.

Due to his good working manner with the living customers, he was deemed fit to try and tackle the supernatural also.

He said: “I get on with people and I can make anyone smile. I suppose that’s why I can go about my duties as a Supernatural Liaison Officer. I respect them and they respect me.”

Over the years station employees have learnt to live with the phantoms.

Security officer Stephen Herbert said: “Leamington station is one of the most haunted places I have been to and I have been to many! I often see and hear ghosts on both platforms but from what I have seen they are nice ghosts and have good energy.”

Chiltern bosses say 58- year-old Nick’s duties will essentially include keeping track of the ghosts, and ensuring they do not eat customers’ sandwiches.

Nick may also be handing out garlic bulbs to passengers on Halloween – even though no vampires have been spotted on the platform.

Tweet any ghostly sightings at the station to @chilternrailway with the hashtag #leamghosts.

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