Churnet Valley Railway season opener delayed until July

Churnet Valley Railway (CVR) has announced it will reopen steam and diesel trips in July following delays in getting materials delivered for maintenance.

The Railway was due to reopen later this month, but have now revised the departure for the inaugural 2021 service to occur from Froghall Station on July 7.

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Following the lifting of various lockdown restrictions, the Churnet Valley Railway was due to welcome people aboard in June. A delay in the delivery of the materials required to complete the track maintenance programme has pushed back the re-opening date.

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The consequential knock-on effect has impacted the date the railway was to have resumed operation and launch its 2021 timetable.

A CVR spokesperson said: “Our customer service team will be in touch with everyone affected to offer alternative dates or refunds where appropriate.”

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