Lineside Access

Our Lineside Permit scheme came to an end of 31st December 2018.

Existing Lineside Permit holders were contacted following a decision to terminate the Lineside Permit scheme, and all Lineside Permits are no longer valid from 1st January 2019.

If you are a previous Lineside Permit holder and would like to contact us regarding the termination of the scheme, please contact lineside@gcrailway.co.uk

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...
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