A RAILWAY worker, one of five generations of the same family to work on the trains, has retired after 50 years.

Chiltern Railways customer service inspector Neville Royce marked his retirement after five decades of working on the railway with a special presentation by colleagues at Marylebone Station.

Mr Royce joined the railway as a booking clerk in Luton on August 10, 1970, before moving to the booking office in Oxford six years later, where he met his wife Glynis. In 1980, he became a ticket inspector in Aylesbury and remained there until he retired.

Chiltern Railways interim managing director, Mary Hewitt, presented Mr Royce with a certificate, plaque, and train model in Chiltern livery. His colleagues gave speeches over the announcement system and a guard of honour was performed by staff.

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Mr Royce said: “Five generations of Royces have now worked on the railway – it’s in my genes. The sight of a train rushing through a station still gives me a buzz and the sound of a steam engine fighting its way up Hatton Bank or accelerating out of Princes Risborough will always send a shiver down my spine.”