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Timetable amendment for Friday May 29th

A further amendment has had to be made as a result of piling work by Wills Brothers at Rectory Wood just outside Bedale as part of the construction work for the Bedale-Aiskew-Leeming Bar bypass and the bridge over the railway and Bedale Beck there. This means that there will be no services at all running on the line on Friday May 29th 2015. The Wensleydale Railway apologises for any inconvenience caused by these essential engineering works the timing of which is outside our control.

Important information for prospective Wildflower Walk participants on Friday May 29th

For those of you who were going to use the railway in connection with The Wildflower Walk on that day, the organiser has arranged for a replacement bus service solely for that event – click here for further details of how to book this service. Also click here for details of service buses which may be suitable to provide connections from both Lower and Upper Wensleydale.

Steam Services in 2015

The railway usually uses the steam locomotive “Joem” owned by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group to haul some trains during the summer months. Unfortunately, as some of you may know, this locomotive needs some urgent repairs and is thus unavailable to us at present. We have not, as yet, been able to hire a replacement as suitable locomotives are in short supply.
We cannot tell you when steam trains will be running this year. Please keep referring back to this website where up to date information will be provided when it is available.

Please note that our new station at Northallerton West is not adjacent to the town or to the main line railway station, each of which is about a fifteen minute walk away. There is NO vehicular access of any kind to the station and there is NO public parking in Springwell Lane. Please respect the residents of Springwell Lane by not taking your vehicles further than the bridge just before the level crossing on the freight avoiding lines. If using Northallerton West and travelling by car, you are advised to park your car either in the town or at the main line station car park and walk from there. Details of walking routes can be found here.
Services to Northallerton West run most Saturdays and Wednesdays. Please consult Train Timetable 2015 for further details.

Murder Mystery, family fun events, corporate events, Santa Specials, guest appearances of steam and diesel engines, anniversary events, open days, guided walks, restorations days and appeals are all part of our regular and interesting series of events.

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