The Churnet Valley Railway has announced that they will begin operating trains from 1st August 2020 in line with government guidance.
After the steam locomotives were put to sleep on the 15th March 2020, the CVR went into a forced closure on the 24th March 2020.
The CVR has said that it has not launched any big appeals, like other railways have, due to understanding the publics own challenges. Instead, they have said that they have relied upon their bank and support charity to get through the tough times.
The pandemic has severely affected the Churnet Valley Railway, with lost income from no trains. Whilst the goodwill will continue, the current situation is not sustainable. So the CVR is now looking to the public for help by people buying a ticket and travelling on trains.
The phased reopening will include a reduced timetable and the cancellation of all events until the rearranged Borders Explorer in November.
You can book your tickets now by visiting the Churnet Valley Railway website here.
If you have any questions, the Churnet Valley Railway has produced an FAQ sheet, which is viewable here.
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