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Simon Jenkins writes “to get a seat on most steam trains, you must book in advance” (Opinion, 2 February) . In fact, the vast majority of our 120,000 customers per annum turn up on the day and purchase an old-fashioned Edmondson cardboard ticket from one of our booking offices, and it is the same for the vast majority of heritage railways in Britain. We do of course offer an online advance booking facility via our website, but for many heritage railway customers, going to the booking office to buy their tickets on the day is part of the experience.
Chairman and managing director, The Mid Hants Railway
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Source: Guardian Transport