The platform extension was finished on Saturday with a nice top coat of Tarmac. An attempt planned for Wednesday had to be abandoned due to a technical problem, and the very cold weather.
The new platform extension was immediately in use, as a passenger wandered up, and then down it! At the end he found the reinstated GWR trespass notice attached to a length of rail. Still left to do are the completion of the block wall to retain the lawned slope up the back of the old stationmaster's house, and the planting of one more lamp post. This is on order, as part of the larger order to the foundry from Broadway.
At the other end of the station the barrow crossing was also finished yesterday,
thanks to help from Andy and Stuart from lineside drainage gang. A picture of that work appears on their Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gwr-lineside-drainage-management/
week the B&S gang will be starting on repairing the footbridge surfaces. Some reorganisation of the C&W yard is also taking place. The picture below shows the progress already made.
Further work at Hayles Abbey has been suspended for a short while. The platform will be built off the levels of the track, and with the tamper due in the area very shortly, the team preferred to wait until the track was definitely in the right place and at the right height, before any block laying starts. The tamper has now been, the track is correct, so work should start within the next week or so.