A man has got on one knee in a fitting place after meeting his future wife at a railway station.

Andy Vincent proposed to Lynsey Rae, 40, following a dining experience on the East Lancashire Railway.

He popped the question at Rawtenstall's station and much to his delight, Lynsey said 'yes'.

Andy, 36, said: “I met Lynsey at Manchester Piccadilly when she was visiting Manchester for a concert.

“We made eye contact and sparks appeared.

"I approached her and we got talking and have never looked back. Shortly after I knew Lynsey was the one for me.”

Andy had booked a dining experience on the railway and decided it would be the perfect place to pop the question on June 25.

He said: “I had the train dining experience booked before I had planned to propose but after a while, it was clear I found the one for me and I had to make Lynsey my wife-to-be.

“I decided that the railway would be a good place as we met on the railway.

“I spoke with the railway company in the build-up and they came up with the perfect moment to ask Lynsey the all-important question.”

The happy couple live in Cumbria and Andy popped the question at the Rawtenstall station on the East Lancashire Railway.

Following the engagement, the couple have been given the opportunity to also marry on the railways.

On a Facebook post announcing the engagement, a volunteer for East Lancashire Railway commented: "Oh I’m so glad she said yes! 

"Congratulations, One of the joys of being a volunteer is being part of such occasions and meeting such lovely people. You were such great guests, so romantic!

Yvonne Mattocks also shared her congratulations with the couple, commenting:  “You created our dream wedding 10 years ago and we return most years and are always remembered by the lovely people working on the train.

“We'll be back again on the 20th for our anniversary with friends to indulge in the delights of the observation saloon. We are beyond excited! 

“Congratulations to the newly engaged couple”

The East Lancashire Railway helped Andy with planning the event for weeks for the special day.

Andy said: “The experience was fantastic and yes there was planning going on weeks before the day.

“I was extremely nervous and happy at the same time but was overwhelmed with joy once Lynsey said yes.

“I was also conscious of how it would make Lynsey feel but her smile said it all.

“It was better than I had ever expected and definitely gave us both the opportunity to get married at the railway in the future.”