A woman from Abbey Wood is on track to swap the platform for the aisle after her boyfriend proposed at Waterloo station.

Rail staff played cupid to help romantic Lisle Hunte popped the question to girlfriend Shalisha Cumberbatch, who he met at the terminal 18 months ago, using the customer information screen on the concourse on Saturday evening.

The message read: “Waterloo was where I met my best friend. It is here that I am proposing to my soul mate. Shalisha, will you marry me?”

Fellow travellers burst into applause as IT worker Lisle, from Ilford, got down on one knee and asked for Abbey Wood civil servant Shalisha’s hand in marriage.

Like a set-up from a movie, the couple had met for the first time at Waterloo after being introduced through a mutual friend.

Shalisha, who said yes and plans to marry Lisle in October 2019, said: “When I saw the proposal on the board at Waterloo station I couldn't believe it.

“It was so romantic and thoughtful. Waterloo Station will always hold a special place in my heart and I can't wait to marry my soul mate.

“Thank you to all at Network Rail and Waterloo station for helping to make my dreams come true.”

Network Rail station manager Jason Murphy said: “It’s not a request that we get often, but we were delighted to help out Lisle and mark this special occasion for them. We’d all like to wish them a happy engagement and life together.”