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Services Suspended until 2 December

4th November 2020

Following the Government's announcement on 31 October regarding new Covid-19 restrictions, the Epping Ongar Railway will close to the public until 2 December. Unfortunately this will impact the start of our popular Epping Ongar Light Fantastic trains and our planned Santa Special ...

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Epping Ongar Railway Receives Lifeline Grant from £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

9th October 2020

The Epping Ongar Railway has received a grant of £98,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. The grant will be used to adapt the Railway’s rolling stock, till systems to allow us to move to a cashless process and waiting areas for visitors. Some of the grant will be used to pay ...

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Tripping the Light Fantastic!

8th October 2020

The Epping Ongar Railway has taken a bold step of putting on a dazzling light show on the rails for this winter. The innovative show which blends lights and music and lineside displays and a couple of other surprises was created especially for the Railway by Andrew Pooley of AJP ...

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Steam hauled shuttle services this Bank Holiday weekend

23rd August 2020

Steam returns to the Epping Ongar Railway this August Bank Holiday weekend! On Friday to Monday, 28 to 31 August we will be running short steam hauled shuttle trips from North Weald. These will be available at no additional charge for holders of any ticket for our diesel services on the ...

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Getting Back on Track in August

11th July 2020

The Epping Ongar Railway will resume commercial services from 1 August between North Weald and Ongar with trips into Epping Forest. Initially the services will delivered with just one train taking passengers between North Weald and Ongar, with an additional excursion to the forest on the return ...

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Services resume on 1 August

27th June 2020

The Epping Ongar Railway is delighted to announce that public services will be running from 1 August. This follows a period of closure due to Covid-19. Further details of our plans for services after re-opening will be provided shortly. ...

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