Leek and Rudyard Railway
Railway News and News Archive
2020 Railway News
After another sucessful Christmas and New Year running our focus is now on our winter works programme and engine / rolling stock maintenance.
During the closed season the walling around the signal box at Rudyard station was replaced. This was a major project which involved use of external contractors.
During lockdown the focus was on upgrading the track and station around Rudyard. A separate gallery will be posted later.
After many months the railway reopened with updated carriages and new COVID secure operating and ticketing arrangements.
Normal services continued throughout these months, albeit with the new COVID arrangements. Halloween trains ran as planned but only during daylight hours.
The railway unfortunately closed again for the second lockdown and no trains ran.
Despite the cancellation of the Santa Specials due to the tier restrictions, we ran trains most weekends in December as per our usual timetable.