2020 Timetable and Fares: RUDDINGTON - EAST LEAKE - LOUGHBOROUGH. Toys and trinkets will be distributed at grocery stores in the region instead. We’re delighted to confirm that Santa will be back at the Great Central Railway in 2020, and he’ll be visiting passengers in our beautifully restored compartment coaches this year to allow for social distancing. We also have a Christmas village and a small fun fair in the station yard at Quorn & Woodhouse and our Butler Henderson Cafe and Tin Shed will be open for take away refreshments. Due to the regulations we are not able to provide a refreshment service onboard the train, but a take-away service will be available from our Butler Henderson Café at Quorn & Woodhouse prior to boarding the train. Each separate order for tickets will be allocated to an individual compartment. Why are Santa trains starting from Quorn & Woodhouse this year? The Great Central Railway (Nottingham) (formerly known as Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre) is a heritage railway and transport museum on the south side of the village of Ruddington in Nottinghamshire. Please note: England is currently in a lockdown until at least 2nd December so no events will take place until after that date. Santa Steam Trains in Quorn until 24 Dec The train will start if you flash your high beams at Santa. Standard Rushcliffe Rushcliffe Cream Tea Rover Return Single Specials Ticket (a) (b) (c) Adult . Why do I need to choose the age of the children when booking. Check out our Santa Train 2020 video by clicking here. To make a donation to our supporting charity click the, Heritage Emergency Fund Announcement – 22nd October 2020, For this year only, our Santa Express trains will be departing from, Changes to the service during Tier 3 restrictions, Pullman First Class Breakfast – Selected weekend dates, The South Yorkshireman 2021 – Saturday Luncheon, The Charnwood Forester 2021 – Saturday evenings, Butler Henderson Café – Quorn & Woodhouse. Tickets are priced by compartment this year... Why do I need to choose the number of people attending? Our Butler Henderson Café will be open for take away sales. Presents will be in your compartment on boarding the train this year, and Santa will walk along the corridor during the journey, pausing at each compartment to wave and speak to the children. "Ivatt Class 2 46521 makes the journey between Loughborough Central and Quorn & Woodhouse during September 2020". All train services, locomotives, exhibits and other attractions appear subject to availability and are subject to change without prior notice. Creations is an Art and Craft shop and studio in Loughborough that has just moved to new premises at 37 Baxter gate, Loughborough, sessions can be booked online. If you want to park your car, you may step on the foot switch below the donation flyer box. 25,514 were here. For this year only, our Santa Express trains will be departing from Quorn & Woodhouse Station, LE12 8AG, with departures as per the timetable below. The Santa Express departs from Quorn & Woodhouse station (LE12 8AG) this year. Great Central Railway – Santa Steam Trains – Leicestershire – Event still going ahead with a few changes to the listing below. Santa Express and Winter Wonderlights trains scheduled for after the lockdown are currently unaffected. Santa is really looking forward to seeing all the children again and will visit each compartment during your Santa Express journey, to help Santa please make sure you fill in all the details when you book your tickets. Surrey GU6 8HP, Copyright ©2021 Steam Heritage Publishing Ltd. Following the announcement that our local area of Charnwood will be under Tier 3 restrictions from 2nd December until at least 16th December, we have been working with Charnwood Borough Council to confirm the situation with regard to our Santa and Winter Wonderlights trains. . All of our Santa services in 2020 depart from (and return to) Quorn & Woodhouse Station. Nene Valley Railway will be closed untill further notice due to the lasted Government Guidelines. VAT No. How is the Santa Express different from your Santa Special and Santa Deluxe trains in previous years? A trip on the Rathwood Express Train, families will stay seated in their pods throughout the entire event, which minimises contact. The route consists of almost 10 miles (16 km) of the former Great Central Railway Main Line from Loughborough South Junction (with the Midland Main Line) to Fifty … November 21st to December 22nd, 2020. This is a quick, 15-minute ride. Ride on board our award winning Santa Express and let Father Christmas surprise your children with an exciting present, delivered to your compartment - no queueing here! worked together to ensure that the public were safe. Event in Loughborough, United Kingdom by Love Loughborough on Saturday, November 25 2017 with 2.1K people interested and 153 people going. We are awaiting final details from the local authority on any modifications that we may need to make to the services in order to comply with the new rules, and will publish details of any required changes as soon as possible. The journeys last for around 70 minutes in total. Standard Rushcliffe Rushcliffe Cream Tea Rover Return Single Specials Ticket (a) (b) (c) Adult . Great Central Railway – Santa Steam Trains – Leicestershire – Event still going ahead with a few changes to the listing below We’re delighted to confirm that Santa will be back at the Great Central Railway in 2020, and he’ll be visiting passengers in our beautifully restored compartment coaches this year to allow for social distancing. Customer cancelled bookings will not be refunded. Loughborough station Station Boulevard off Nottingham Road Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 1EX. The Santa Express operates from the weekend before Thanksgiving until Christmas. GET DIRECTIONS Ticket office opening hours: Monday - Friday - 06:00 to 19:00 Saturday - 06:00 to 19:00 Sunday - 08:15 to 21:00 Santa ready for his trip along the GCR Santa has swapped his sleigh for a fun-filled journey on an enchanting steam train in Loughborough. Dates: 7th November to 24th December 2020 £12.00 £9.00 £7.00 £22.00. Looking back to 2012, British Railways Standard Class 2 78019 steams away from Loughborough Central with Santa's special train." Please let us know if you agree to all of these cookies. Creations is an Art and Craft shop and studio in Loughborough that has just moved to new premises at 37 Baxter gate, Loughborough, sessions can be booked online. A car park is available at the station. The train will start if you flash your high beams at Santa. Alfold Business Centre The Santa Express train service departs from Quorn & Woodhouse station this year, and carries passengers to Leicester North station where you can see Santa's sleigh, and there might even be some polar bears! We travelled on the Santa Special on 13th December ... UKScientist12 wrote a review Nov 2020. Santa Express trains will run from Saturday, November 28 until Thursday, December 24, and for this year only, trains will be departing from Quorn and Woodhouse Station. VAT No. We use cookies to give you the best online experience. Sponsors still committed on the train returning after pandemic eases. In the run up to Christmas, our First Class dining trains take on a wonderful festive atmosphere. Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event’s website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment. All of our Santa Express and Winter Wonderlights train services have been fully risk assessed and are permissible under the current government regulations concerning the Covid 19 pandemic. Q. Alfold A car sits on the north side of railroad tracks east of Grand Avenue at Hunter Street after being struck by a train in Santa Ana, CA, on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020… Happy New Year to all of our visitors and supporters! Saturday & Sunday Luncheon from 5th to 19th December 2020. The Santa Train is sponsored by CSX, Food City, Appalachian Power, Soles4Souls and the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. A. Quorn & Woodhouse station enables Santa and his elves to provide social distancing for your safety this year. Heritage Railway & Award Winning Tourist Attraction Passengers are conveyed by the Company's trains in accordance with the Company's "Conditions of Carriage" (as shown on this website). Ride on board the award-winning Santa … If you wish to make a booking that will include one or more disabled passengers, please email marketing@gcrailway.co.uk with your preferred date and time or telephone us on 01509 632315 so that we can make any necessary arrangements for your visit. Registered Address: Newtown House, 38 Newtown Road, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7DX. Loughborough. There will be no 78th run of the Santa Train in 2020. Match the colour of the date you wish to travel with the timetable of the same colour. 8702420. Ride on board our award winning Santa Specials and let Father Christmas surprise you with a an exciting present at your seat and a chat with the man himself! The Battlefield Line: Santa train - See 280 traveler reviews, 209 candid photos, and great deals for Shackerstone, UK, at Tripadvisor. No refunds can be provided for visitors who do not arrive at Quorn & Woodhouse in time for the booked departure time of their Santa train. Cranleigh Each family will enter their secure Family Pod on our train at the start of the event and they will remain secure in this Pod throughout the duration of the event. You'll miss the fun if you visit our other stations, Loughborough, Rothley or Leicester North. But no! Registered in England, No. We have emailed out all customers who had purchased tickets for an event that could not take place, to advise which options we have available for them. Santa ready for his trip along the GCR. (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). During Tier 3 restrictions, there will be some changes to the Santa train services as follows: Due to the regulations Santa is not allowed to enter the compartment. The GCRN is a great experience for all the family. We had pre-booked a few months earlier the Winter Wonderlights train ride in the evening on 21st December 2020 with a family of 6 in a compartment. Heritage Steam & Diesel services re-create the experience of train travel from when it was more than just a way to travel from one place to another. magical experience combine a visit with a session to paint a plate for santa's mince-pie or make a magic key ready for Christmas Eve for £12. 8702420. VAT No. Knowing the children's ages in advance helps Santa to select a present which is appropriate to the child's age. The Christmas Jubilee - it's a cracker! Santa Train at the Museum is a special train with Santa Claus, his elves, and your friends, on about a thirty minute ride from our depot in Boulder City to Railroad Pass and return. This also includes customers who have booked for our Santa Express and Winter Wonderlights trains between 28th November and 2nd December 2020, who will also be contacted with options regarding the booking. On Saturday & Sunday lunchtimes, join us for the Christmas Jubilee train, departing from Loughborough Central station at 1.00pm. It's very important that Santa and his helpers know how many people will be on the train, for everyone's safety, and to ensure that enough presents are loaded on to the train. Attendees along the route can follow @SantaTrain on Facebook for periodic updates. If you want to park your car, you may step on the foot switch below the donation flyer box. Loxwood Road Great Central Railway: Deluxe Santa Train - See 1,443 traveler reviews, 969 candid photos, and great deals for Loughborough, UK, at Tripadvisor. - See 1,446 traveller reviews, 969 candid photos, and great deals for Loughborough, UK, at Tripadvisor. The Great Central Railway is the UK's only double track, main line heritage railway. Santa Steam Trains in Quorn until 24 Dec You'll miss the fun if you visit our other stations, Loughborough, Rothley or Leicester North. We have been advised that today that our Santa trains can proceed as planned from Saturday 5th December. 28 contributions 15 helpful votes. Due to the unusual circumstances in 2020, we will be using compartment coaches this year to allow each group to be seated in their own compartment. Then join a train back to Quorn & Woodhouse. TRAIN FARES 2020. Ticket Sales: Tickets will go on sale the Monday before Thanksgiving at 9:00am at designated vendors and through vrespecialevents.org. Q. While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like. Please ignore any brown "tourist signs" to Great Central Railway, other than ones marked Quorn. See the Great Central Railway like you’ve never seen it before. Registered in England, No. Unit 1&2 Please ignore any brown "tourist signs" to Great Central Railway, … November 21st to December 22nd, 2020. Charnwood Borough Council and G.C.R. Winter Wonderlights 2020 – 27th & 28th December 2020 A magical journey by steam train! The train will make 1 … Many hundreds of thousands of people, including Vicky Davies, from South Wigston in Leicestershire, have joined the 'Worldwide Santa's Christmas Eve Jingle' Facebook group in support of the call. The Santa Train event is canceled for 2020. A. It’s the perfect start to your family Christmas... We're delighted to confirm that Santa will be back at the Great Central Railway in 2020, and he'll be visiting passengers in our beautifully restored compartment coaches this year to allow for social distancing. To book tickets for this year's trains, please see: gcrailway.co.uk/santa Make your Christmas extra special by joining us on our Santa Steam Trains. If you are a Friend of the Great Central Railway, you can access Main Line Xtra which provides additional news, special offers and features. 174 2983 79. TRAIN FARES 2020. We will continue to post images regularly during the newly announced national restrictions, and look forward to running passenger trains again, and welcoming you back to the railway when the situation improves. 05:00, 24 DEC 2020; News. Great Central Railway: Deluxe Santa Train - See 1,442 traveller reviews, 969 candid photos, and great deals for Loughborough, UK, at Tripadvisor. The Santa Train, Tristate Railroad Historical Society's annual Christmas bash, is a must for all pint-sized passengers who are in a holiday state of mind. As required we will be updating the risk assessments to cover any new regulations that the government may announce during the next few weeks on an ongoing basis. The journey was very pleasant, if perhaps a little short because the train doesn’t go as far as Loughborough now. 174 2983 79. Q. Past information: When: The next Santa Train excursion will take place on: December 14, 2019. More information about the event and gift pickup locations will be announced on the Santa Train’s social media pages. Q. We look forward to welcoming you for some pure festive magic. Tickets start at £79.00 for a compartment for up to 4 people and £85.00 for a compartment of up to 6 people, please remember to bring a face mask as these have to be worn on the station platform, whilst boarding and disembarking from the train. Bookings are being taken online only at present, and we also intend to offer a booking by phone service soon as our staff continue to return. 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