The SDR's 40th anniversary year nearly a record
|Autotrain comprising W228 and 5526. Photo © 2009 Classic Traction|
The results for August shew it was a good month for passengers. By month end, we carried 68,620 passengers which is 2,186 more than in 2008 (66,434) and therefore 3.29% up and just 604 people (0.87%) down on 2007 (the record year) when we had 69,224 by month end. If you allow for the under fives which we are doing for the first time this year, the total jumps to 75,199 passengers.
Both the Rails & Ales weekend and the recent Heritage Transport Gala were good events financially.