A COMMUTER will be picked at random to open a new passenger lounge on Crewe station this month.

To celebrate the opening of Virgin’s standard class lounge on platform five at 10.30am on Friday, March 14, a Virgin standard class customer will be chosen to cut the red ribbon on the new facility.

Food samples from on board trains will be given out, while proceeds from a pop up shop in the new lounge will be donated to Crewe Samaritans.

Elsewhere, a children’s colouring competition will take place, with three winners scooping a wooden toy train each.

Meanwhile, business cards placed in a tub will be picked at random to receive four standard class virgin train tickets.