It is with great sadness that we have to report that John Webster, our Chairman since 2003, passed away on Saturday 16th January after a short illness over Christmas.

Those that knew him will remember John as a true diplomat and a charmer, full of wit and a total enthusiast for the Abbey Line. We all came to admire John’s very human and generous style of chairing meetings. Above all, he was a great friend to us all.

John was also instrumental in the founding of the Community Rail Partnership.

He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts go to his family and friends.