on the morning of new year's day some mindless idiots broke into two (mark 1 I think) carriages at the line and trashed them, setting off fireworks inside the carriages, leaving boxes of mince pies and sandwiches everywhere, and a broken door where they attempted to gain entry, a fire extinguisher and card reader have also been stolen. one carriage involved was their bar car kate, which I'm sure was a good source of income for the line which has now had to be taken out of service. Luckily they were still able to provide a service yesterday and the damage hasn't been too bad as luckily there was no fire but it is still gonna cost them to repair the damages ( carriages smell of gunpowder, remains of fireworks on woodwork, doors need fixing items need replacing) . a go fund me page has been set up I believe. https://www.kentonline.co.uk/tunbridge-wells/news/vandals-set-off-fireworks-on-train-219422/ https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/spa-valley-railway-cars-trashed-3695704 https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/police-investigating-new-years-eve-3697818 it seems it was caught on cctv and they can see people's faces and the police are involved so hopefully there's a chance these people will be caught but whether or not properly punished will be a different story . shame to see another one of our heritage lines become a target of vandalism.