• Mark Sandbach

Churnet Valley Railway opening delayed

Churnet Valley Railway would like to apologise as it is forced to delay its planned reopening for the 2021 season.


The railway aims to now re-start both steam and diesel trips from July, with a revised departure for the inaugural 2021 service to occur from Froghall Station on Wednesday 7th July. Following the lifting of various lockdown restrictions, the heritage visitor attraction was due to welcome people aboard later this month. A delay in the delivery of the materials required to complete the track maintenance programme has pushed back the re-opening date however. The consequential knock-on effect has impacted the date the railway was to have resumed operation and launch its 2021 timetable. A spokesperson for the railway has apologised for the delay and confirmed “Our customer service team will be in touch with everyone affected to offer alternative dates or refunds where appropriate.”




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