After almost four months of being closed due to the lockdown imposed because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway prepares to re-awaken again in-line with other local North Devon heritage visitor attractions.
When is the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway reopening?: The date for the resumption of our train services is Saturday the 18th July.
What days will you be open?: We hope to be open 7 days a week as per our published timetable. Please bear with us if we have any issues. As the majority of services depend upon our volunteers, given current circumstances issues beyond our control might occur.
What timetable will you operate?: We aim to run the published summer timetable.
How can I buy tickets?: Tickets are available on the day purchased at Woody Bay Station. Remember a ticket purchased allows you to travel all day plus receive a 50% discount on future tickets purchased within 30 days.
Do I need to bring anything with me?: Visitors should bring a face-covering. As most of our coaching stock is divided into compartments, individuals or families in their own ‘bubble’ are not obliged to wear face protection, however, Government guidelines may change.
It would be appreciated if you could bring a contactless payment card. We will accept cash but every step we can all take to keep people safe would be appreciated.
Will you have catering on site as before?: We will not be offering our usual full catering service, however we hope to have take-away food available including Tea/Coffee, cold drinks, ice-cream and snacks.
What preparations are you undertaking?: Our staff and volunteers have been busy in recent weeks reawakening the railway, checking and undertaking essential maintenance activities.
We follow the relevant Government guidelines on the easing of lockdown arrangements and the re-opening of businesses.
What safety steps will be taken before reopening?: We have inspected our track, and inspected our rolling stock to ensure all our trains are fit to run and that our signalling equipment is functioning correctly. Our volunteer teams have been undertaking essential maintenance in recent weeks.
We have run a number of test trains to ensure that everything operates as it should do.
Will passengers with reduce mobility still be able to travel?: Yes our disabled access ramps will be available as usual
What steps are you taking to ensure cleanliness?: Sanitizer will be available at strategic positions around the site. Additional cleaning of the carriages will also take place.
We will be pleased to see you and will do our very best to make sure that our railway is a safe place for you and your family to visit.