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
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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