Spa Valley Railways First Steps to Re-Open

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The Spa Valley Railway is starting to re-open a small section of its heritage steam railway this weekend – the first opening days since lockdown was implemented by the Government due to COVID-19.

The amazing volunteers who keep the railway running have worked hard to make Groombridge Railway Station, which is the only part of the railway opening, COVID-Secure. Anyone wishing to visit will be able to enjoy the ambience of a railway station from the past once again. The railway has advertised that visitors won’t need to book in advance and the station will be open from 9.30am until 4pm both days. A selection of refreshments will be available throughout the whole weekend.

The Spa Valley Railway is a heritage steam railway in the heart of Kent, running steam and diesel trains from Tunbridge Wells West through to Eridge. At Eridge it connects to Southern Railway’s network for onward services to either Uckfield or stations to London. The railway line between Tunbridge Wells West and Eridge was once part of British Railways, before its demise in the mid-1980s.

If you would like to visit please check the link below for updates from the Spa Valley Railway. Please remember to adhere to social distancing rules and respect others whilst out in public.

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