The Byron Bay Railroad Company says it has clocked up its 10,000th passenger in just 19 days of operation.
Development director Jeremy Holmes said, ‘We anticipated a slower start, even when factoring in summer trading.’.
The reaction from passengers has been ‘so uplifting’ according to Holmes. ‘It makes it all worthwhile to see the look on the faces of passengers, particularly the children,’ he said. ‘And to see locals using the train to get from A to B is seriously rewarding for our team’.
The train runs between the North Beach platform at the end of Bayshore Drive, and the Byron Beach platform in town, behind Simmos Caltex Service Station. The service runs from 10am till 5pm daily, excluding Sundays. This timetable is set to expand, say organisers, ‘when the remaining new drivers and passenger attendants receive their accreditation.’
For more information visit www.byronbaytrain.com.au.