Miniature railway returning to Croxteth Park next month

Tickets are now on sale as Croxteth Park’s beloved miniature railway returns.

After more than a decade gathering dust, it was confirmed last year that the tireless work of volunteers had enabled the 7¼” gauge railway to run once again. With a departure date now set for Sunday, 9 June, riders now have the chance to secure their seat on board.

A special launch party is taking place to unveil the railway once again before public journeys begin for the first time in 15 years.

The restoration of this cherished miniature railway has been a true community endeavour, spearheaded by resident Kevin Brown, Liverpool Council, Croxteth Hall and Park, and a committed team of volunteers. Kevin said, “We are so proud to announce the highly anticipated and cherished Croxteth Park Miniature Railway will officially open on Sunday, June 9.

“To celebrate this exciting occasion, we have planned several sessions throughout June.”

The first passengers onboard the newly restored rails will be Lord Mayor Richard Kemp alongside Lady Mayoress Erica Kemp. The winner of the naming competition will be revealed, and the new engine will proudly display the freshly engraved nameplate.

Originally built in 1981 and operational until 2009, the miniature railway has been lovingly restored to its former glory. It operates along its original route, complete with diesel locomotives and occasional steam locomotives for special events.

The train journey begins at Croxteth Hall Halt Station, winds through the scenic grounds of Croxteth Park, and traverses the historic tunnel before returning to the station. This restoration project has been a labour of love for Kevin Brown and his team of volunteers.

They have diligently worked to clear the track, unearth the rails, and restore 90% of the original track. Their efforts ensured that the miniature railway will once again create cherished memories for families throughout Liverpool.

To avoid long queues, travellers are recommended to book slots online in advance. Tickets are priced at £2.75 per journey.

The train runs in a clockwise direction from the Croxteth Hall Halt Station around the grounds of the park and through the original tunnel before returning to the station.

To book tickets visit: https://bit.ly/CroxtethMiniatureRailway

Image: LCC

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