Cleethorpes railway worker retires after 44 years of service

Friday 04th November 2016
A loyal member of the Cleethorpes station team is set to retire on Friday 4th November 2016 following 44 years of service on the railway.

Customer service supervisor for TransPennine Express, Paul Weston, who lives in Waltham, has spent his entire working career at the station helping customers.

He started at the station on 4th September 1972 and since then has done everything from selling tickets in the booking office to providing customers with helpful information and assistance in his usual friendly way.

Reflecting on his time on the railway, Paul said:

“I’ve loved working at Cleethorpes station and my favourite part of the job has always been meeting with and helping customers, whether regular commuters or visitors to the town.

“I’ve had lots of memorable moments, but one highlight includes meeting Prince Charles when the Royal train visited Cleethorpes in 2004.”

Although he will miss station-life, Paul is looking forward to enjoying his retirement and spending quality time with his wife and grandchildren. Paul also intends to do some more travelling and plans to visit some of the many places he has sold tickets to and yet never been.

A keen gardener, Paul is still planning on making regular trips to the station to tend to the various plants and flower arrangements.

David Hatfield, Station Manager for Cleethorpes commented:

“Paul is a credit to TransPennine Express and I want to thank him for all the hard work and effort he has put in throughout his working career as a loyal and valued colleague.”