This is the romantic moment when a man proposed to his Birmingham girlfriend at London’s Euston Station. Nirmal Chohan, 27, proposed to Vidya Patel, 26, with whom he has been in a long-distance relationship for over seven years.
Under the pretext of a usual meeting, Nirmal from London greeted at Vidya near Euston, which is the couple’s meeting place, before courting under the station’s departure boards. The couple, who met at a dance event in 2014, use the West Coast Main Line to see each other. Vidya travels regularly by train from her home in Birmingham to London, where Nirmal lives.
With Vidya’s trains always arriving in Euston, the station is a place of great sentimental value to both of them. Nirmal chose the station’s gathering as the setting for the proposal, as it is here that the couple have met each other every month through their seven and a half year long relationship.
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Nirmal said: “The railway has played a big role in our relationship. The trains and Euston station together made the distance in our relationship less of an obstacle and more of a warm, homely location where I knew I would always get to see her again.
“Euston holds a lot of positive experiences – at times it felt like a Bollywood movie – with the bustle of people, trains left, right and in the middle, and then I try to woo the love of my life.”
The station’s information board was changed to display the message: “Vidya Patel, will you marry me?” before Nirmal fell to his knees. Family members of Vidya and Nirmal were among the surprise and saw the proposal unfold from a hiding place at the station before joining the couple at the meeting to congratulate them.
Nirmal said: “It has been a dream to plan this surprise. That the proposal should happen in such circumstances, with both families present, is really special. None of this would have been possible without their help, and that from Avanti West Coast and Network Rail, so I will always be grateful for this. We must now move our family planning to the subject of a wedding. “
Kathrin Pranga-Wells, Avanti West Coast Lead Station Manager in London Euston, said: “The railway brings loved ones together and Nirmal and Vidya’s story is a good example of this. Our west coast route has played a key role in their relationship, so when we heard Nirmals plans to propose to Euston, we were eager to make it a memorable event.
“It has been exciting to play our part in this special surprise and give a nod to the railway that has connected the couple for years – we loved seeing the joy and excitement in everyone’s faces! We wish Nirmal and Vidya a happy engagement and all the best for their lives together. ”
Nicholas Holloway, Head of Communications at Network Rail, said: “When we were contacted to support Nirmal in making this very romantic gesture at Euston station, we just had to help. We were really happy to play a small role in Nirmal and Vidya’s story. and wish them good luck in the future. ”
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