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Top Ten Items Left Behind On British Trains

by | 11th, December 2008

WHAT did you lose on a CrossCountry train in 2008, other than your mind and a will to live?

Others left some more imaginative items:

A cat called Holly. (Back with owner)

£30,000 of used banknotes in a green holdall. (Unclaimed)

Says Andy Cooper, managing director at CrossCountry:

“People leave all sorts of items on trains and this year we have found some very unusual ones, including baby buggies, shoes, designer handbags, cricket bats and even a wedding dress.

“We always advise passengers to check their seats and the areas around them when leaving a train, especially at busy times, to ensure that they have all their belongings with them.”

And also advise them to pay up or else; not to grumble, or else; and to do as they are told, or else.

The Top Ten items left behind on CrossCountry trains in 2008:

1 Mobile phones

2 Books

3 Umbrellas

4 Bags (handbags, hand luggage, briefcase etc)

5 iPod / MP3 players

6 Glasses

7 Carrier bags / shopping

8 Laptops

9 Jewellery

10 Wallets / purses

All very mundane.

Note – in return customers received painful memories and a mental note to go by car.

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