It's and interesting development. I just hope those behind it all have the will to push it through and bring it to reality. To often we here of projects big and small stalling, and eventually failing as no one can be bothered to see things through.
It is worth remembering there are many stumbling blocks along the way. In some ways four years may be a bit optimistic, but not impossible.
Also, while it will help somewhat to alleviate some of the traffic problems, some clever marketing will need to be bought in to play to encourage people to travel by train all the way to Alton, otherwise this sort of heritage railway will only really appeal to a niche market.
If any future station were to be themed in anyway, given the heritage of the line I would like to see it themed to a 50's 60's style station, rather than anything to do with Alton Towers.
It also begs the question of a new entrance to the park for anyone arriving by train. Or indeed the re-opening of an old entrance. :D
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