Night Rider – New Year’s Eve

Join us for an evening train with both steam and diesel haulage to see in the New Year. Departing Loughborough Central at 19:00, enjoy an evening travelling through the night and into 2020.

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On the final trip of the evening, we will arrive at Leicester North station at approximately 23:50. Here we will pause the celebrate the arrival of the New Year at midnight before departure again at 00:15.

Class 37 37714 will be providing the traction at the Leicester end of the train with a steam locomotive at the Loughborough end.

Our Griddle Car will be open for business throughout the evening with a fully stocked bar as well as New Year’s Eve meal options (meals must be pre-booked online in advance of the event).


Griddle Car Menu

Please note that booking for meal options for this train has now closed. Tickets for train travel only are still available online and on board the train.
- Chicken and Mushroom pie.
- Steak pie.
- Potato, Cheese and Onion Pasty (v).
All are priced at £6 and served with mashed potato, mushy peas and gravy.
The meal will be served on the 20:25 service.


The Night Rider service departs from Loughborough Central at 19:00, 20:25, 21:55, and 23:20. The full timetable is available for download by clicking the button below.


  • Ordinary tickets purchased for 31st December 2019 are valid on this train.
  • Evening-only tickets for the Night Rider train are available at £15.

Tickets can be booked online now here.


Locomotive roster

Class 37 37714 and one steam loco (selection to be confirmed) are due to be in service on the Night Rider.

Class 37 37714 "Cardiff Canton" Steam locomotive
(selection to be confirmed)

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