A quick visit to Broadway to set up the booking hall clock with its pendulum, and a chat with people to see how things were going.
The station was busy, even platform tickets were being sold, perhaps as souvenirs? It's too early to say how the Easter weekend went, as tickets sales come from different stations and online, but the platforms were looking good.
Graham's free shuttle double decker is just performing over the 4 Easter days, after which there will be a smaller capacity single decker with a modest fare.
But did people actually go into Broadway, that was the interesting question. The answer was yes! That's a relief.
Graham reports 120 miles run, and 1000 people transported up and down to the village and back. Once he even took a group to Toddington, as they had missed their train. How's that for service?
Cars were once again parked along the Evesham road right up to the top of the rise towards Pennylands bank, but how this will pan out during normal running days, and when the shuttle bus charges a fare, remains to be discovered. We are learning fast here.
Broadway gang members were on hand to fit armbands and manage the flows. Station staff were settling into their new roles, and getting used to the same two questions being asked all the time - when are we going to Honeybourne, and is there a cafe? The reply is the same - when we have the money. First we need to replenish our cash reserves again.