Just on the 419 from ashton after a very mixed day. What started with a nice couple of hours on the 216 ended up with some parasite thinking he was travelling with a 4 day old train ticket on my 346! Needless to say i won that row despite the barrage of abuse which made me chuckle slightly. i was going to get the 409 but as always at 1630ish you don't see one for 30 minutes then 4 come. Yes they really do. Everyday! Going to head home for tea and then go to vent some steam at the gym. On a split day tomorrow with 218 in the afternoon so i'll look forward to them. I notice a few of our inspectors on there this week checking out the passenger numbers. I doubt it will be long before that route is changed somewhere along the line. Although i think the mossley stalybridge section has got a little busier recently. Will see.