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Selling rail tickets raises £11k

Created on 11/05/2018 @ 07:32
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The introduction of the hourly train service has resulted in a sharp increase in passengers, and now it has been confirmed that Welshpool’s coffers are benefiting directly as a result.

During a presentation by the Town Council’s Events and Tourism Committee, it was revealed that more than £120,000 worth of railway tickets were sold through the town’s Tourist Information Centre.

It means that with the 9% commission, almost £11,000 was earned through the service and it contributed towards stronger accounts for the service.

The Town Council is looking at more ways to earn income with the budget for the next 12 months expected to surpass £1.2 million.

Meanwhile, the Town Council has met with Network Rail to discuss plans for a new station and improved services at Welshpool.

“A meeting with Network Rail has been held and plans are being prepared in more detail for the new station proposal,” a spokesperson told us. “There are also some more rail service improvements being taken forward.”


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