Mountsorrel Branch and Main Line Trains – Sunday 26th May 2019

We're operating a diesel railcar service on the Mountsorrel Branch on Sunday 26th May 2019 alongside our trains on the GCR main line between Loughborough and Leicester North.

This will be an opportunity to enjoy both the GCR main line and the Mountsorrel Branch, with services calling at Quorn & Woodhouse, Nunckley Hill (adjacent to the Heritage Centre), Mountsorrel, and Rothley before returning to Quorn & Woodhouse. Some services also return to Loughborough Central.

There will be four services serving the Branch, with regular passenger trains also in operation on our main line.

Tickets will be available for a single round-trip journey to/from the Mountsorrel Branch to Quorn & Woodhouse and Rothley and Loughborough Central on applicable journeys, or a discounted supplementary ticket providing one round trip on the Mountsorrel Branch for holder of GCR runabout tickets.

Passengers are able to board and leave the train at Nunckley Hill station as well as the GCR main line stations and continue their journey on a later train.

Please note that dogs are not permitted at the Mountsorrel Heritage Centre (except assistance dogs). This is due to the delicate wildlife habitats around the site.




Trains on the Mountsorrel Branch will be operated by a diesel railcar.

On our main line, two steam locomotives and one diesel loco will be in operation.

Stanier 8F 48305
(GCR main line trains)
Stanier 8F 48624
(GCR main line trains)
Class 33 D6535 
(GCR main line trains)
Metro Cammel Diesel Railcar
(Mountsorrel Branch trains)


The timetable for our main line and branch trains is available for download:


Tickets and fares

Tickets for the Mountsorrel Branch are available on the day, either in the form of a single round trip on the branch (£7 for adults), or via a supplement ticket in addition to a regular GCR runabout ticket as follows:

Mountsorrel Branch fares.

Branch only tickets for one round trip

Branch tickets are available from Quorn & Woodhouse, Rothley, and from the Ticket Inspector on the branch trains).

Adult = £7

Child = £4

Discounted branch supplementary ticket for runabout ticket holders (£3)

Holders of runabout tickets for the GCR main line may purchase a supplementary ticket for the Mountsorrel Branch at the discounted rate of £3. The supplement may be purchased at the same time as your runabout ticket on the day, or is also available online in conjunction with the main line runabout as a combined ticket. The supplementary ticket is available at Loughborough Central, Quorn & Woodhouse, Rothley, and from the Ticket Inspector on the branch trains.



GCR main line fares.

Our best value "off peak" day fares from Loughborough Central are shown below. Similar fares are applicable from our other stations.

Please note that standard or special fares and other terms and conditions apply on special event and gala days, or other dates as advertised.

 £ Adult     Child    
Day runabout  (see Notes 1 & 2) £18.00 £9.00
Day return Quorn £7.00 £4.00
..        ..     Rothley £12.00 £6.00
..        ..     Leicester (see Notes 1 & 2)     £16.00 £8.00
Single Quorn £4.00 £2.00
..        Rothley £7.00 £4.00
..        Leicester £9.00 £5.00
Family runabout (1A + 3C)       (see Notes 1 & 2) £30.00
Family runabout (2A + 3C)   (see Notes 1 & 2) £40.00


1. Day returns to Leicester at £16 adults (no senior concession) and children £8 are available after 2.30 pm. These tickets can be used as runabouts, without restriction.

2. After 2.30pm, family tickets may be sold for a £5 discount on the fares shown.

3. Registered disabled visitors are charged at the £16 day return to Leicester rate; these tickets can be used as runabouts without time restriction. An accompanying registered carer is offered a free complimentary fare.

4. Friends of Great Central Main Line members are entitled (upon production of current valid membership card) to reduced Privilege runabout fares of £10 (£6 child).

5. The above fares structure may be suspended for special events.

6. Children's fares apply to those aged 16 or under; children under age 3 travel free (except at certain special events).

7. Dogs, cycles and large items of luggage are a flat fare of £2.

8. Students (on production of a valid NUS card) may travel at the £16 day return to Leicester rate; these tickets can be used as runabouts without time restriction.

9. For visitors with Heritage Railway Association passes, Privilege rate fares apply as per Note 4 above (on production of a valid membership card); this concession will NOT apply for certain special event days.

10. Our standard adult runabout fare (valid on all advertised services with standard class accommodation, except reservation only services (including Santa trains)) is £40 - this is valid for use on one day only during the 31 days from date of issue.

For fares for Group Bookings please contact the Booking Office on 01509 632 323

For a full list of our conditions of carriage, click here

While every effort will be made to maintain services, we do not guarantee that trains will arrive/ depart at the times stated. We reserve the right to alter or suspend any train or attraction without notice. No liability for any loss, inconvenience or delay can be accepted.
All railway locomotives release, on occasions, oily deposits into the atmosphere, including cinders from steam locos. We regret that we cannot take responsibility for damage to visitors’ clothing, vehicles or other personal belongings caused by these occurrences.



Our next running day

This weekend
Two steam locomotives, one diesel loco, and our Diesel Railcar are due to be in action this weekend.

BR Standard Class 2 78018. BR Standard Class 9F 92214 "Leicester City".
Brush Type 4 1705 "Sparrowhawk". Metro Cammell Diesel Railcar.

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