West Somerset Railway has announced the postponement of the first running services of the season amid the coronavirus outbreak.

West Somerset Railway postpones first services of the season

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West Somerset Railway postpone first running services

West Somerset Railway has announced the postponement of the first running services of the season amid the coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement, West Somerset Railway said: “It is with real regret that we have decided to postpone the first running services of the season. 

“Our staff and volunteers were really looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the railway, and did want to open, but following the most recent Government advice, we have concluded we cannot operate the service.

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“We will open as soon as the present health concerns are sufficiently under control, and this will be under consistent review.

“We will be offering a refund for cancelled services or transferring to a new booking for when we are running again. We will be putting out an update every fortnight at least, so watch for further news.”

The news comes shortly after South Devon Railway chose to suspend all railway services with immediate effect until mid-May.

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Meanwhile the National Railway Museum has released a statement announcing its temporary immediate closure to the public until further notice.

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