We would normally look to issue our yearly timetable in calendar form so you can see when we’re running trains throughout the year. However, in light of the current, and ever-changing, restrictions this seems inappropriate this year.
We do, however, plan to run trains most weekends (diesel-hauled trains on Saturday and steam on Sundays) from April to September with additional Wednesdays during school half term and summer holidays. You will still need to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee your seats and help us manage passenger numbers and social distancing whilst you’re onboard.
It is looking increasingly unlikely that we will be able to run during February half term, but we will release tickets for these dates if it becomes possible. If you’re not already friends with us on Facebook this might be worth doing, as that’s where we’ll post updates.
SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS
New rules are coming into force at various times so please respect these when you book. At the present time the Rule of Six will apply for all family groups (apart from extended household bubbles or larger individual family groups.
To keep our customers safe, each family group will be seated in separate compartments. In addition, you’ll see some physical changes next time you visit, from protective screens in our buffet through to hand sanitiser available at various points across the site and enhanced cleaning regimes onboard our trains.
We thank you for your patience at this time if things take a little longer than normal. We’re all getting used to what’s being called the ‘new normal’ and that includes the railway’s staff and volunteers. However, most importantly we want you to have an enjoyable visit but feel safe too.