Tuesday, 3 April 2018

A very successful weekend

After a very exhausting few months, and a particularly exhausting Easter weekend, I can report that our opening to Broadway was a tremendous success. We were very worried about overcrowding on the platforms and on our trains and had numerous meetings to plan for the "worst" where we might even have to close down stations. However the Great British weather intervened and passenger numbers were absolutely at the right level - roughly 1000 people a day. And with trains every hour and one extra carriage on two of our sets, everyone could be seated comfortably. I heard no negative comments from anyone, nothing but praise about our friendliness, the quality of our locos and rolling stock and most importantly the work done to (almost) complete Broadway Station. There is no doubt that  the goodwill generated by everyone, and I do mean everyone,  this weekend will put us in a great position for the future. And if anyone has doubts, have a look on social media!
A great weekend
Colin Fewell
Commercial Director


  1. I came on opening day - it was everything you claim here and more. I was on the 7820 'first train in' and after soaking it all in I walked up to the village - as did many others. I enjoyed superb fish and chips and got a drenching walking back, but it was well worth it. A truly memorable 'I was there' experience.

  2. fantastic weekend thank you everyone at GWSR,Marvellous!

  3. It was great, my family 4 adults and 4 children had an absolutely fabulous time, what a treat, congratulations to all involved and in this project.