Huge growth in rail passengers

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A TOWN rail user group’s campaign to improve train services and the appearance of the local station has led to a massive increase in the number of passengers over the last three years.

Chairman of Friends of Dronfield Station, Dr Peter Hayward, told Dronfield Town Council that campaign work by the group has led to a huge rise in the number of trains stopping. As a result, passenger journeys from the town rose from 15,000 per year three years ago to 181,000 last year and are expected to reach 250,000 this year.