500,000th Passenger travels on the Lynton and Barnstaple railway
Credit: Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway have announced that they have seen their 500,000th passenger travel on the Narrow Gauge Railway.

The family, from Berkshire, travelled on the 13:30 from Woody Bay on October 25th 2017.

Mum and Dad, along with Amy and Craig, aged 7 and 12 respectively, were treated to a 1st class trip to mark the occasion.

The Robsons have visited Woody Bay on several times previously.

The 250,000th passenger took a trip just 5 years ago. It took the railway 8 years to get to a quarter of a million.

This shows a steady increase in the number of passengers – which is great news!

We will be potentially visiting the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway next year – so keep an eye out on our website and Twitter for pictures!

Michael Holden avatar
I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.