What are the new opening dates for 5 top heritage British railways? We’ve got all the details you need to book ahead.
Get On Board the RH&DR
The Romney & Dymchurch Railway (RH&DR) is set to open again on Monday 12th April. Covid protocols will be observed and the line is opening to welcome 100,000 visitors on this very special steam train.
Back on board The Bluebell Railway
Sussex’s famous Bluebell Railway will open again to the public on Thursday 20 May. The last date the railway ran a public train was 24 December 2020, so it’s been a long time coming.
The line, which runs on 11 miles of track from Sheffield Park in East Sussex to East Grinstead in West Sussex, is a great day out for all the family. If you’ve never taken a ride on this iconic railway, book soon before all the tickets get snapped up. So mark 20 May as as the opening date for this heritage British railway.
Get on board the GWSR
The always popular Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway will reopen on Tuesday 13th April with a Covid-secure service in place. Round-trips of the 14-mile railway starting and finishing from Toddington station are bookable now. It’s expected that a full re-opening of the railway’s other stations at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gotherington, Winchcombe and Broadway are not expected to resume before the end of June.
Treat yourself to a day trip on the British Pullman
A service on Belmond’s luxury train the British Pullman will resume on 19 May 2021. Great days out include brunches, lunches, afternoon tea and dinner on board. And look out for their ‘Great British Seaside’ trips this summer. Guests are invited to board at Victoria Station. From here they can choose to visit the iconic seaside towns of Margate, Broadstairs, Whitstable or Hastings.
Take a trip on the Jacobite Steam Train
The Jacobite Steam Train has been dubbed the ‘world’s greatest train journey’ so make 2021 the year you get on board. The Scottish Government will be lifting restrictions on the leisure and tourism industry from Monday 26 April. This means The Jacobite Steam Train will be back on track on Monday 26th April. Running twice a day, The Jacobite Steam Train will head out from Fort William to Mallaig on an 84-mile round trip.