Someone said there aren't enough pictures of trains on the site. I can't think why, but just to try and please everyone, here's a picture of a train.
In a tribute to Glossop North End's 125th Anniversary, a selection of photos and memorabilia is currently on display along the station concourse.
The new booking office was opened for business this afternoon. Official opening will still be 2nd September.
Neil loves the smell of paint drying in the morning, so finished painting everything in sight today.
Today a historic milestone was achieved in Glossop. The last sod of grass was removed from the station banking by one Mr Eric Pass of Whitfield. A man of few words, Mr Pass said simply, "Glad that's done".
Eric then magiced up a wall from some spare stone he found lying around.
Meanwhile Bunty was installing extra planters along the platform.
Neil has been busy with a paintbrush this week, painting half the station it would seem. The old booking window has been re-varnished, and the door surrounds re-glossed.
We have received confirmation that the new booking office and waiting rooms will be officially opened at 2pm on Friday 2nd September. Amongst those in attendance will be Lee Wasnidge, Area Director for Northern Rail. Opening the new facilities on the day will be Chairman of Derbyshire County Council, George Wharmby. Jimmy Melia 89 former signalman at Glossop Signalbox will also be a special guest.
Yesterday we welcomed a delegation of visitors from ACoRP. Dawn, Phil and Robert gave us lots of positive feedback on what we've been doing at the station.
Theo and Dwayne from Northern Rail were also welcomed, and gave us a tour and update on the refurbishment.
As you probably know if you're a regular traveller through Glossop station, the new ticket office is not yet in use. Unfortunately the old ticket office has also been withdrawn from use, meaning staff are having to sell tickets from portable machines.
The new ticket office is finished but an essential piece of equipment is still on order. The latest update we have is it will all be ready to go by early September.
On the plus side, it means we got to take some pictures recently of the insides of the old ticket office. If you've ever wondered what's behind the tiny wooden window, here you go...
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