LATEST..          Santa Bookings for Christmas are selling out fast - where our website says LIMITED AVAILABILITY these times are now FULL          CHRISTMAS CARVERY 6pm sitting is now FULL - still availability for 7.45pm sitting         Looking for gift ideas?          Our SHOP is open during November on Saturdays and Sundays 10.30am until 3.30pm          or you might want to consider the ultimate gift for him - buy a FOOTPLATE EXPERIENCE VOUCHER today - date can be booked later to suit          CHRISTMAS is COMING! Our SANTA SPECIALS event fills up quickly so book your seats early to avoid disappointment          See our SANTA SPECIALS & CHRISTMAS CARVERY pages now          Also running BOXING DAY and NEW YEAR'S DAY for a wonderful way to see the New Year in!          All operating days and events can be found on our YOUR VISIT - Timetables page         


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No Trains Today

Saturday 16 December

Incident Report

Incident on 23rd December 2013

Stormy weather hit the south of England on Monday 23 December.  As the final Up departure from Havenstreet (at 14:55) was near Calloways crossing, the train and a tree branch came into contact.  At the time of writing the circumstances of the incident are still being investigated, but the blow caused nine quarter-lights and one droplight to break on the south side of both LBSCR Third 2416 and Composite 6349.  Regrettably, a number of passengers suffered injuries caused by flying shards of glass

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch were notified.

The damaged carriages were both shunted into the protection of the ‘Train Story’ building on Christmas Eve morning and were replaced by four-wheeled carriages 2343, 2515 and 6378. The same formation remained in place for our traditional ‘Mince Pie Specials’ on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.