Coronavirus information – Regular updates

Last updated: 28th July 2020 at 10:00 (Last change on Tuesday 28th July)

In response to the global health emergency due to coronavirus COVID-19, we will be providing information regularly on this page regarding our upcoming events and normal running days.

Passenger trains are running every weekend during August - Pre-booking is essential [More details].


 

Butler Henderson Café at Quorn and Ellis Tea Room at Rothley are now open daily 10am to 4pm

For details please see:
- Butler Henderson Café [Café page]
- Ellis Tea Room [Tea room page]

 

 


 

 

For customers who had booked in advance for services during this period...Thank you for your understanding.

We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding while the railway is temporarily closed. We have not yet been able to contact all customers who had booked in advance for services during this period, but please be assured that we will be happy to discuss options regarding your booking as soon as the situation allows. We look forward very much to welcoming you to the railway when the situation has improved.

Naturally we always wish to provide the best levels of service, but the current health emergency has required our offices to close temporarily in the interests of both staff and customers alike, and we genuinely appreciate your patience during these unprecedented times.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept telephone calls at present, but staff will be returning to the Booking Office very soon. Our telephone lines will remain closed initially while we attend to outstanding queries. We are very grateful for the patience our of customers during this period of temporary closure.

 

 


The latest advice

 

The latest advice from HM Government on how to avoid catching or spreading the coronavirus can be found at gov.uk/coronavirus

 


Daily image archive update.

During the crisis we have been publishing a series of archive images for your enjoyment, which will be updated daily:

View the daily image gallery.

 


 

 

Cafes and Shops

Butler Henderson Cafe at Quorn: Open daily from 10am to 4pm - More details here...
Ellis Tea Room at Rothley: Open daily from 10am to 4pm

Loughborough station Gift Shop: Closed until further notice. 
Loughborough Emporium: Closed until further notice.

 

 


Dining trains

Including First Class Dining, Fish & Chips Trains, Afternoon Tea Trains etc:

All dining train services have been suspended until further notice.

Please be assured that we will be happy to discuss options regarding bookings for services during this period of temporary closure. Options will include moving your booking to a date in the future to be agreed, and we look forward to adding new trains to our schedule when the railway reopens.

We have not been able to contact all customers who were booked in advance at the time of writing, but please be assured that we will be pleased to discuss your booking when the situation allows.

We thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the railway when the situation has improved.

 


 

Forthcoming events and running days.

This calendar will be updated regularly.

 

August
Passenger trains are running every weekend in August. Trains running every weekend in August
(pre-booking essential)
[Event details]
Dining services First Class Dining
Afternoon Tea
Fish & Chip Trains
All dining trains are currently suspended.

We are working to restart our dining services soon.
Please rest assured that we will be happy to transfer all existing bookings to future dates.

 

 

 

 

Our next running day



We are operating steam-hauled passenger trains this weekend 15th and 16th August 2020 (pre-booking is essential).

Our on-train dining services remain suspended at present, but we are reviewing this situation regularly and will be pleased to transfer existing bookings to a future date when dining services resume...
More information...

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