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Stansted and Sawbo station passengers chuffed with Michael King's ticket office tributes for Queen's Platinum Jubilee



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Colourful Jubilee displays await passengers using Stansted Mountfitchet and Sawbridgeworth railway stations thanks to the efforts of Michael King.

To mark the Queen's Platinum milestone, the Greater Anglia employee decorated first the ticket office at Stansted in red, white and blue, with images of Her Majesty throughout the seven decades of her reign surrounding the Union Jack flag, then focused his design flair on Sawbridgeworth.

"I wanted to do it because it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience we're never going to see again," he said. "You have to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee!"

Stansted Rail Station, Stansted. Michael King has decorated the ticket office for the Platinum Jubilee. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (57017175)
Stansted Rail Station, Stansted. Michael King has decorated the ticket office for the Platinum Jubilee. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (57017175)

In his spare time, Michael bought the decorations and spent a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon in May stringing up bunting, laying out a tea set on the fireplace at Stansted's ticket office and carefully arranging photos of the Queen on the walls.

And the resulting royal display earned him praise from many passengers.

"It makes the customers happy, it's had a great response," added Michael, who has worked for the train operator for seven years and is relief ticket office clerk at Stansted station.

Michael King has decorated the ticket office at Stansted Mountfitchet railway station for the Platinum Jubilee. Pic: Vikki Lince (57017180)
Michael King has decorated the ticket office at Stansted Mountfitchet railway station for the Platinum Jubilee. Pic: Vikki Lince (57017180)

"There have been over 300 likes on Facebook. Customers are saying how good it looks and you hear from other members of staff every day about how it's getting lots of good comments. People are even taking photos of it, so it's proved very popular."

Michael, who lives in Bishop's Stortford, decorated Sawbridgeworth's ticket office last week, which is also on the Cambridge to London line and has received a similar positive response.

The ticket office at Stansted station decorated for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee by employee Michael King (57075413)
The ticket office at Stansted station decorated for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee by employee Michael King (57075413)
The ticket office at Sawbridgeworth station has also undergone a Jubilee makeover thanks to Michael King (57075441)
The ticket office at Sawbridgeworth station has also undergone a Jubilee makeover thanks to Michael King (57075441)


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