Flashmob of rail workers bursts into song delighting London Bridge commuters

A flashmob choir delighted London Bridge commuters by bursting into a heartwarming rendition of Lean on Me.

The charity ensemble, made of station staff and rail employees, performed a version of Billy Withers' classic song during the afternoon rush hour this week.

Footage shows commuters stopping to watch the choir as the voices bounce around the busy interchange -writes standard.co.uk.

Stephen Fry was among those to express his joy at the "wonderful" musical performance.

He posted on Twitter: “Watch this and smile! Given outrageous annual season ticket price hikes, cancellations & overcrowding, Britain's commuters and rail travellers could do with a little cheer – this is just wonderful.”

One commuter, replying to Mr Fry, said: “Certainly brought a smile to my face on this chilly morning.”

A clip of the performance, which happened on Tuesday, has delighted many of those who watched it on social media.

“This is amazing well done to all involved, I had goosebumps listening to it....I vote you should all get Christmas Number 1,” wrote one person.

Those in the troupe had been trained by choirmaster James Hawkins, the man behind the Missing People choir.

The singers, from Southeastern, gave the performance in support of the Railway Children organisation at around 5pm on Monday.

The charity supports children at risk on the streets and railways of the UK, India and East Africa.

After the performance, the Railway Children's Twitter account wrote: "We had such a great time singing for passers-by today in our #RCFlashMob – thanks to everyone @Se_Railway for making it happen!

"Hope everyone who heard our choir of live at London Bridge Station enjoyed it!"

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