Coronavirus information – Daily update

Last updated: 30th March 2020 at 10:00

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

The Great Central Railway is temporarily closed until further notice.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept telephone calls today, but will be monitoring e-mails and will respond to queries as soon as possible.

Customers who had booked in advance for any of our services during this period of temporary closure, please bear with us and we will contact you to discuss options which will include moving your booking to a future date after the crisis.

Please note that security staff on our sites will not be able to answer questions regarding bookings or the the reopening of the railway.

We will continue to provide regular updates.

We thank you all for your understanding and wish you well during these difficult times.

 


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.

While the railway is temporarily sleeping, we'll be publishing a series of archive images for your enjoyment which will be updated daily:

View the daily image gallery.

 


 

 

Dining trains

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

All dining train services have been suspended until further notice.

We will contact all customers booked on these services to discuss options including re-booking to a future date to be determined. Please bear with us. Everyone booked in advance will be contacted. (First Class Dining passengers will be contacted by phone in the coming days, and Fish & Chip train passengers, all booked online, will be contacted by e-mail.)

This page is being updated daily with the latest information.

 


 

Cafes and Shops

Butler Henderson Cafe at Quorn: Closed until further notice.
Ellis Tea Room at Rothley: Closed until further notice.

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

 


 

Forthcoming events and running days.

This calendar will be updated daily.

 

April
3rd April (from midday) Diesel Running Day Cancelled.
Train services currently suspended.
7th to 9th April Midweek running Cancelled.
Train services currently suspended.
10th to 13th April Easter Vintage Festival Event cancelled.
(Train services currently suspended).
14th to 16th April Easter Animal Fun Event cancelled.
(Train services currently suspended).
18th/19th April Weekend running Cancelled.
Train services currently suspended.
25th April Bus Rally at Quorn & Woodhouse Event cancelled.
(Train services currently suspended).
26th April Normal running and Mountsorrel Event cancelled.
(Train services currently suspended).

 


 

May
2nd and 3rd May Spring Diesel Gala Currently no changes
(Under regular review)
8th May VE Day Event postponed.
9th / 10th / 16th / 17th / 23rd / 24th / 30th / 31st May Weekend running Currently no changes
(Under regular review)
25th May Bank Holiday Running Currently no changes
(Under regular review)
26th to 28th May Midweek running Currently no changes
(Under regular review)

 


 

June
Weds 3rd/10th/17th/24th Wednesday running Currently no changes
5th to 7th June 1940s Wartime Weekend Currently no changes
12th June Diesel Running Day Currently no changes
13th and 14th June Weekend running Currently no changes
19th to 21st June The Model Event Event cancelled
Normal train service due to operate (details to follow)
27th and 28th June Weekend running Currently no changes

 


 

July
4th and 5th Steam Punk Currently no changes
All other July operating days Currently no changes

 

Our next running day

All train services are currently suspended until further notice.

We are regularly monitoring the situation and the latest advice, and will be updating our website at least daily...
More information...



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