The santa specials started last weekend and right from the start, were almost full! Ticket sales have been buoyant this year at about 10% above last year's record number so we must be doing something right! This is a very labour intensive event with about 60 volunteers on duty per day. And once we start running the DMU santas next weekend, this number will swell to about 80. We run santa specials over 11 days, so you can see the number of volunteers needed to make this event so successful.
On Sunday, we were pleased to welcome Zara Tindall and family on the train. No-one really recognised them and they appeared to be having a great time.