UK woman, 45, legally changes her middle name to match the railway station she works at

Chiltern Railways employee Rehana Khawaja, 45, has shown her commitment to her workplace by changing her name. Yes, you read that right. Khawaja, who worked at London’s Marylebone station for 20 years, changed her middle name from Ismat to Marylebone, according to reports.

Chiltern Railways employee Rehana Khawaja changed the name to the station. (Uspalsh)

During her 20-year tenure with Chiltern Railways, Khawaja was often based in Marylebone. She held numerous positions, including station manager and train dispatcher.

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As head of operator safety and security, she currently works across the network but often travels back to Marylebone, the Boreham Wood Times reported.

She told the news outlet: “The station itself is not big, but it has soul. The more I explored it during my time here, the more I fell in love with it. It really feels like a home away from home for me. We know that sometimes things go wrong and that people can be late. But everyone there works hard with a smile on their face.” (Also read: Outgoing UK envoy Alex Ellis recalls his time in India, talks Kishore Kumar and ‘Sholay’)

She further added: “It has a personal touch. It’s warm and welcoming. Not every station in London is like that. I love the building, I love the people and I love the history of the station. When I got to run the station, I felt like I was flying. I still feel that way when I’m there now. It’s such a big part of my life, and now I’m going to officially carry it with me, which is really exciting.”

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Vanessa Russell, HR director at the railway, was “surprised” after Khawaja changed her name. (Also read: Thief does ‘yoga’ before breaking into bakery and stealing croissants. Watch viral video)

She told the Boreham Wood Times: “I think it’s a testament to the importance of the station and the sense of community. Compared to other London stations, Marylebone is small but mighty. It has a rich history and I’m touched that the station had such a tangible impact on Rehana’s life. Her pride in the station is extremely touching.”

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