Getting Back on Track in August11th 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 trip from Ongar. During July the Railway’s volunteers are working to ensure that passengers can return after a 4 month break safely.
Dean Walton, General Manager said
“It will be exciting to see passengers back on the Railway. We hope that people will be encouraged to come back, buy a ticket and support our Railway through this difficult time.”
All services will need to be booked in advance so that social distancing can be ensured. Passengers will need to book their outward and return journeys separately. This allows for people to take advantage of the numerous local footpaths and book a single journey making their own way back on foot. Alternatively they can take a self-guided tour of Ongar.
Jeff Mesnard, a key volunteer at the Railway said,
“By combining a trip on the Railway with a walk in the countryside or a tour of Ongar Town Centre and lots of places to park cycles at Ongar and North Weald we really hope to help local people have a safe and enjoyable day out and enjoy a railway ramble.”
The Railway will also continue with a limited number of its popular dining services but with some changes so that people can eat in comfort and safety.
Full details of our special August services, including timetables, fares and ideas on how to maximise your day out with us can be found here.