Sizzling Figures for Swanage Rail
8:11am 16th January 2014
Swanage Railway is celebrating a bumper 2013 with 211 thousand passengers jumping aboard the steam locamotive.
More people travelled on the railway than the sum of those living in Bournemouth Wimborne and Blandford Forum.
The Santa Special drew in over 8 and a half thousand passengers alone.
Richard Jones, the general manager, said: "2013 was a fantastic year for the Swanage Railway to achieve such a and our second best year ever for passenger numbers.
"While December was our best ever performance for a month."
He continues: "To achieve such a significant increase in passenger numbers on 2012 is a terrific achievement and a result of the hard work and commitment of our many staff."
The Swanage Railway Trust has 4 thousand members and 400 regular voluteers who help keep the trains running with staff.