We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be operating trains every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday* from 17th April to 31st May 2021 in line with Government Covid-19 safety guidance.
The coronavirus pandemic has hugely impacted the railway. Please help our dedicated volunteers continue to preserve the world’s oldest railway by purchasing a train ticket.
Steam trains will start from East Tanfield station (DH9 9UY) and operate non-stop to Andrews House station (4 mile return journey). Services will operate at a limited capacity, with party bookings sitting within their own compartment, to comply with the current guidelines we ask party bookings are from the same household. Unfortunately train services will not operate to Sunniside due to necessary maintenance work.
Tickets cost £30 per compartment (max of 6 people in family groups/support bubbles per compartment).
We’re proud to have been granted the Visit England ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard mark, demonstrating that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have risk assessments in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and social distancing.
Covid-19 Control measures in place at Tanfield Railway
Book train tickets in advance. To help us maintain capacity we are asking all passengers to pre-book their tickets online
Enhanced cleaning regimes. We will be cleaning carriage compartments after each service and increase cleaning regimes within station buildings and toilets.
Hand Sanitiser Stations will be provided for you to use.
Contactless payments for all refreshment and retail purchases.
Social distancing and one-way systems in place.
Toilets are available at East Tanfield and Andrews House stations. There are no toilets onboard the train.
We kindly ask for your cooperation to follow government advice, this includes:
- Visit in family groups from the same household or support bubbles.
Wear a face covering within station buildings and when boarding and alighting your comparment.
Wash your hands often and use the hand sanitising stations provided.
Avoid touching your face.
Observe social distancing and follow one-way systems.
* Steam trains not operating Saturday 22nd May 2021.