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 approximately 19:00, enjoy an evening travelling through the night and into 2022.

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.

A heritage diesel 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 meal options for this train must be booked at the time of ticket purchase. Tickets for train travel only are still available online until the day of the event and on board the train.
- Sausage and Mash (Served with garden peas and gravy)
- Toad In The Hole (Served with mashed potato, garden peas and gravy)
- Vegetarian Sausage and Mash (Served with garden peas and gravy)
All are priced at £7.50 
The meal will be served in the early evening

Timetable

A full timetable will be available to download here closer to the event.

Booking

  • Ordinary tickets purchased for 31st December 2021 are valid on this train.
  • Evening-only tickets for the Night Rider train are available at £16.
  • Tickets are available to book online now!

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Locomotive roster

One heritage diesel and one steam loco (selection to be confirmed) are due to be in service on the Night Rider.

Diesel locomotive
(selection to be confirmed)
Steam locomotive
(selection to be confirmed)

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.

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