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DLR workers get engaged on platform at Canary Wharf station

PUBLISHED: 08:50 21 October 2011 | UPDATED: 10:32 21 October 2011

DLR workers Allen Bennett and Wanja Van Den Berg got engaged on Thursday, October 20 after Allen proposed to her on platform six at Canary Wharf DLR station

DLR workers Allen Bennett and Wanja Van Den Berg got engaged on Thursday, October 20 after Allen proposed to her on platform six at Canary Wharf DLR station

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It was all aboard the love train this morning when two DLR workers got engaged.

Passenger service agent Allen Bennett got down on one knee to propose to Wanja Van Den Berg at the end of their shifts at Canary Wharf DLR station.

Wanja, who also works as a passenger service agent, had no idea what was awaiting her when her train pulled in to platform six at 10.55am.

She was greeted by signs on the passenger information display which said: “Wanja will you marry me?”

Holding a long stemmed white rose and a sparkling engagement ring, Allen then got down on one knee to pop the question. His ecstatic fiancee, who deemed herself speechless after the event, of course said yes.

Wanja, 26, said afterwards: “I thought it was just another day at work, then I saw my manager come on to the platform and I thought maybe I was in trouble, since that never happens.

“Then other people were popping up on the platform and telling me to look at the screen, then Allen came out.

“I was crying my eyes out. It was a perfect proposal.”

Passengers at the station started taking their own photos of the couple, who happily posed under the display signs.

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