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Post COVID Reopening Dates for Passenger trains - List in Post 1

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Sidmouth, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. Paul.Uni

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    Chinnor & Princess Risborough Railway - trains will operate on 30th & 31st August and 6th September. Further dates TBA. More info: https://www.chinnorrailway.co.uk/article.php/193/timetables

    East Anglian Railway Museum - From 30th August to 26th September train rides will be available. On Saturdays a diesel loco will be in use. A steam loco will be in use on Sundays and the August Bank Holiday. Info from https://www.facebook.com/earailwaymuseum/posts/2858575150915537
     
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    Given the rise in infections of Covid-19 which are now becoming serious news in many parts of the UK, this may cause some doubt about some of the proposed re-openings.
    Some of the lines already open must also be considering how things will transpire such as the SVR with its proximity to Birmingham.
     
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    Interestingly the SVR has just announced an extension of its services https://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=170

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    Whilst having a browse on the internet, I noticed from the Mid-Norfolk Railway FB page that they have now abandoned plans to operate their "Polar Express" trains this year, which will be quite a financial blow to them.
     
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    The first of quite a few I believe.
     
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    Although not mentioned in the link, it seems that their Halloween event is now cancelled due to Covid issues in South Wales.
     
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    Llangollen Railway closed again after tomorrow until at least 14th October. New lockdown rules in Denbighshire are the reason.
     
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    As it looks like we may well be going into round 2 of Covid perhaps this thread now needs an alternative title?
     
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    I did post on the Llangollen Railway thread that with the "local" lockdowns that seem to becoming ever more national the forced closure than the Llangollen Railway are having to endure could be a problem for other railways as even if a railway may be outside a lockdown area a good proportion of volunteers and passengers may not be. Could be a real headache for those railways who have put a lot of effort into finding ways of running Santa trains as I can see the English Rules being very heavy handed in the period before Christmas to get the number of cases very low so that people can have a more normal Christmas period.
     
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    I suggest we leave for now . Wales has adopted a different approach to lockdowns than England
     
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