From providing feel-good messages as we go about our commutes to offering words of hope and defiance in the wake of the Westminster attack, the staff at Transport for London sure know how to pen a good Tube information board, and now they’ve made a tribute to 26-year-old chart-topper Ed Sheeran.
Anyone who headed to see Ed’s gig at the O2 Arena on Monday night may have seen the adept work by North Greenwich station staff, who wrote a message ‘for Ed Sheeran’s fans’ with some lyric references woven in, including some cheeky mentions of ‘Shape of You’, ‘The A Team’ and ‘Thinking Out Loud’.
It’s safe to say the Sheeran hit-filled note went down pretty well with the gig-goers, with one aptly dubbing a TfL staff member dressed in an Ed Sheeran mask an ‘absolute legend’. Here’s TfL’s message in full. Maybe they should get a support slot next time, Ed?
‘Even though I’m a service information board,
Please excuse me for Thinking Out Loud;
I really do love, the Shape of You all,
And you seem such a wonderful crowd.
We hope your journey was as smooth as can be,
And you didn’t feel a single Small Bump;
We try our best to impress, and we really must stress,
Don’t let the Underground mice make you jump.
The O2 Arena is just outside like a canvas Castle on the Hill;
You have The A Team, to look after your needs,
If you’re lost, drunk, or feeling quite ill.
Tonight is the night, you hear Ed Sheeran live,
As you Sing with him in the O2;
Have fun, have a laugh, share a great photograph,
We shall see you when you come back through.’