View Full Version : Dronfield railway station party !!!


craigmason
01-12-2008, 13:58
who's going to the party to celebrate the new train service?
here what's going on during the day (14th December)

08.30 Band set up on grass area immediate outside station entrance
08.45 Hot drinks/snacks available
08.45 Band plays as guests arrive
ATC squadron invited to form ‘guard of honour’
09.00 Brief speeches by Natascha Engel, President of FoDS and Cllr Wendy Temple, Mayor of Dronfield
09.06 Cllr Temple cuts ribbon across station entrance – photos etc
09.07 Band strikes up with appropriate rousing music
09.08 First train (southbound) arrives: ribbon restored for photo with train in platform
09.08 Civic party boards first train and travels to Chesterfield
09.10 First train ‘flagged off’ by Harry Sykes (94yrs), retired signalman from Dronfield
09.10 Band continues to play for assembled guests
-09.30
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10.17 Second train (southbound)
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10.45 Band plays to entertain guests for first northbound train (provisional – depends on availability)
11.01 First train (northbound) arrives
11.19 Third train (southbound)
11.20 End of formal celebrations

RiffRaff
01-12-2008, 14:32
Great.
More bloody trains flying past the bottom of my garden.....

craigmason
01-12-2008, 14:45
yes but at least you will be able to get on them to go somewhere when the new hourly service starts here is the timetable
http://www.dsag.org.uk/NewServiceTimes.htm

RiffRaff
01-12-2008, 15:09
yes but at least you will be able to get on them to go somewhere when the new hourly service starts here is the timetable
http://www.dsag.org.uk/NewServiceTimes.htm

I doubt there'll be any long term demand.
It'll be interesting to see how long the service lasts, once the novelty's worn off.

Strix
01-12-2008, 16:06
is there free parking at Dronfield?

What's the pick-up facility like?

And as for more trains passing the garden, don't they pass there anyway - it's just that they'll be passing slower and more quietly if they're stopping

RiffRaff
01-12-2008, 16:31
And as for more trains passing the garden, don't they pass there anyway - it's just that they'll be passing slower and more quietly if they're stopping

Slower, yes.....
Quieter? Not sure about that.....
Pass the garden anyway? Yes, but more of 'em, including some early morning Sunday jobs.

RiffRaff
01-12-2008, 16:33
is there free parking at Dronfield?

What's the pick-up facility like?



Sorry - missed these bits.
Free Parking? Yes, but on PAYOR basis.
Don't know what "pick-up facility" means, sorry!

Strix
01-12-2008, 17:05
PAYOR? what does that mean?

pick up facility is where you drive up and pick up somebody who's arrived by train

RiffRaff
01-12-2008, 17:20
PAYOR? what does that mean?

pick up facility is where you drive up and pick up somebody who's arrived by train

"Park at your own risk" (Londonism, sorry!)

As regards the other bit, the car park's alongside the southbound (presumably) platform, but open to all-comers. Quite large, I suppose, but invariably full most days for some reason. Unlit.

Airport Cars
01-12-2008, 17:23
Slower, yes.....
Quieter? Not sure about that.....
Pass the garden anyway? Yes, but more of 'em, including some early morning Sunday jobs.

Was the line there when you bought the house?

RiffRaff
01-12-2008, 17:31
Was the line there when you bought the house?

Yes. Presuming your point being "why did you buy, already knowing that?", you could liken it to your nearest road suddenly bearing a sudden increase in traffic.
Not much you can do about it, granted, but it doesn't mean you have to like it!

Airport Cars
01-12-2008, 17:33
Yes. Presuming your point being "why did you buy, already knowing that?", you could liken it to your nearest road suddenly bearing a sudden increase in traffic.
Not much you can do about it, granted, but it doesn't mean you have to like it!

;)

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