SWR's Got Talent

SWR's Got Talent

Wednesday 13th September 2017

Train Clerk Caroline Landu is regional radio star.

New train operator South Western Railway (SWR) has discovered it has a future pop idol within its ranks.

SWR employee Caroline Landu, who is 21 and from Woking, appeared on BBC Radio Sussex, Surrey and London in the week that operations began under First-MTR. 

Caroline’s day job is as a Train Crew Roster Clerk at Waterloo, and she is delighted with the support that she has already received at work. 

She said: “I love my job with the Waterloo team and they have all been very supportive. Sometimes if I’m completing a routine task I pop my headphones in and listen to instrumental pieces. I’m occasionally seen bopping my head to the music."

“I started to learn how to sing when I was 16 and my coach works on BBC’s The Voice as a vocal coach. I like all genres of music except for Classical music & Heavy Metal."

Caroline Landu

Joe Hellier-Brown, Train Crew Rosters Manager for South Western Railway, said:

“The whole of the train crew roster team are stars in my eyes but Caroline has taken things to a new level.

“We're all very pleased for her and didn't realise she had this secret talent until we heard her on the radio. We're glad that more people are getting to hear her wonderful voice and we hope all our colleagues across South Western Railway will listen to the track.”

Louisa Conde, Head of Resource at South Western Railway, said:

“We already knew that Caroline was talented and this goes to show we really do have a hidden gem here in the team.

“We wish her every success for the future whatever it may bring. For now though, we’re lucky to have Caroline here at Waterloo and we know who to call on if we need a tune sung to get us through the day!”

Caroline’s song Patience, which is already a hit across many SWR messrooms, was recently given the honour of featuring as the 'BBC Introducing Track of the Day’.

To listen to Caroline Landu’s song, Patience, visit: soundcloud.com/caroline-landu/patience or stream it on Apple Music or Spotify.