It’s been a funny old week, the station was open two days in the week and also the three days over the bank holiday.
Today we have had driving rain, it’s been much cooler and at times downright dismal, but money wise it’s been the best day of the lot especially on tickets.
The two weekdays we were open were quiet, but at least on quiet days you can have a longer chat with the people who are about which is always nice. Several people were spoken to who came back on the Saturday to travel.
Saturday was better than expected and to be honest so was Sunday. We are having the station repainted externally and on both days good progress was made. Sunday saw more stuff from the signalling work disappear from the station which was most welcome as well, so thanks Keith for that.
But Monday was the star, I did not experience the fun as I let Peter & Susan run the station, which as always they will have enjoyed. From Peters brief report to me it showed the railway at it’s best with communication between the buffet on the train and the station, we were able to help filling urns and also supplying poly cups when they ran short.
That’s what it’s all about working as a team to everybody’s benefit, not keeping things secret, not assuming that staff should look for information on the web, not assuming that the stations have a crystal ball. It’s about working as a team, it’s not rocket science it’s just basic common sense and being professional.
If we can do the same level of team work for the upcoming steam and diesel galas then we will have two very good and hopefully profitable weekends.