Harpenden couple win competition to name Bournemouth land train

Andrew with the land trains he named, Flotsam and Jetsam.

Andrew with the land trains he named, Flotsam and Jetsam. - Credit: Archant

A creative Harpenden couple has won a competition to name a pair of land trains in Bournemouth.

Andrew and Suzie Langley thought up the names Flotsam and Jetsam for the road vehicle, which looks like train carriages - its routes include Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe High Street via Boscombe Gardens, or from Bournemouth Pier to Alum Chine.The maritime-themed winning names were picked from 600 entries.

Suzie and Andrew travelled from Harpenden to attend a formal opening presentation with the mayor and mayoress of Bournemouth.

Andrew said: “It was a real thrill to win and a bit of a shock.

“I thought my wife was joking when she told me our names had been chosen. We’re not from Bournemouth, but we’ve holidayed here for more than 18 years and we always take the land train – we get a day ticket so we can travel along the prom with our two boys.”


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