Don’t get steamed up!

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS - >Mark Ed­wards >@PT Mark Ed­wards

The web­site be­ing used to book tick­ets for the forth­com­ing visit of the iconic Fly­ing Scots­man to Nene Val­ley Rail­way crashed this week under the weight of de­mand. That led to much con­ster­na­tion from those keen to book a jour­ney and un­der­stand­ably so. But some of the com­plaints and com­ments about the is­sue over­stepped the mark. We shouldn’t for­get that NVR is run by a ded­i­cated band of vol­un­teers. Many far big­ger and bet­ter funded or­gan­i­sa­tions have tech­ni­cal is­sues like the ones that hit this week. The NVR vol­un­teers’ hard work and fundrais­ing over the years has cre­ated a su­perb lo­cal at­trac­tion. They give many hours of their own time and ar­rang­ing events like the visit of the Scots­man are all to the ben­e­fit of the her­itage rail­way and the area as a whole. They de­serve huge credit and some sym­pa­thy when tech­nol­ogy lets them down. The ben­e­fit they bring to Peter­bor­ough is huge.

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