200 single people – and DJ Scott Mills – take the love train to York

Matchmaker: Scott Mills
6 Sep 2014 @ 4.38 pm
| Transport

Matchmaker: Scott Mills
Matchmaker: Scott Mills
People all over the world – join in. East Coast trains have made a love train.

Love train.

Perhaps inspired by The O’Jays classic, East Coast trains has teamed up with dating website Match.com to launch its own love train to York.

The service departing from King’s Cross station on Saturday, September 13 will be filled with 200 single people from London and the South East signed up to dating website Match.com.

love-train-logoAlso on board will be Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, who will act as matchmaker and host.

He will give passengers on the East Coast Love Train a chance to put their chat-up skills to the test as he makes his way through the carriages, hosting this unique event over the train’s PA system.

“A singles dating event on a train – what’s not to love?” Scott said.

“I’m really excited to roam the carriages of the Love Train and play matchmaker. Hopefully I’ll help people looking for love find their perfect partner.”

City of romance

York was chosen as a natural choice for love-struck Londoners. York Registry Office has confirmed it is one of the most romantic cities in the UK, with more couples tying the knot here than anywhere else in Britain.

The event has proved popular that it was heavily over-subscribed.

East Coast Head of Marketing Natalie Cowen said: “This fun event is not about falling instantly in love; we just want people to have a good time, meet new people and find out for themselves why travelling with East Coast is the way to go.

“Maybe, just maybe, one or two people on this very special train might just meet that special someone!”

Once the love hopefuls arrive in York, they can choose to join in pre-planned fun activities, or simply explore the historic city for themselves.

The event will also be captured on film by East Coast, which is producing a movie memento of the day, so everyone can see what the lucky passengers on the Love Train got up to.