Railways returning to action!

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The North Norfolk Railway is among the lines returning to action in July. LNER B12 No. 8572, BR 9F No. 92203 Black Prince and WD 2-10-0 No. 90775 are seen outside Weybourne shed on September 28, 2019. GARETH EVANS

It’s been a long time coming, but the main 2020 season for a number of Britain’s heritage railways and attractions is springing into action following the gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Therefore, we thought we’d bring you a list in alphabetical order of which venues are operating and when they’re set to recommence.

Note however, that pre-booking is required for travel on many heritage lines – please check beforehand. This page will be updated as further railways and museums confirm their operating plans.

Railways & museums

  • Appleby Frodingham Railway  Preservation Society. Tours of Scunthorpe Steelworks system recommenced on June 27. Pre-booking essential. More at: www.afrps.co.uk
  • Churnet Valley Railway: August 1. However, a railway spokesman told The Railway Hub: “While we are aiming for August 1, this depends on a number of factors and us being able to get all departments ready for this date. Confirmation will be on our website, but until then I can’t promise anything. Crew training is hoped to begin imminently.” More details at: www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk
  • Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway: July 4. More details at: ww.cclr.co.uk
  • Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: July 25. More details at: www.e-v-r.com
  • Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway: August 15. More details at: www.gwsr.com
  • Northampton & Lamport Railway: August 2. More details at: www.nlr.org.uk
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is due to resume train services on August 15. WR ‘Manor’ Class 4-6-0 No. 7820 Dinmore Manor is seen near Laverton on May 1, 2019. IAN CROWDER/GWSR
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway: August 1. More details at: www.nymr.co.uk
  • Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway: July 4. More details at: www.rhdr.org.uk
  • Wells & Walsingham Light Railway: July 4. More details at: www.wwlr.co.uk

Lines that won’t be reopening in 2020

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