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Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

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.

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.

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Railways / Heritage Railways

Great Central Railway 2020

Great Central Railway 2020
Great Central Railway 2020
Great Central Railway 2020

It is on the route of the old Great Central Railway that linked the cities of Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham and Leicester with London at its terminus station at Marylebone. The preserved railway is predominantly steam operated and has a double track section which allows passengers to experience the thrill of trains passing at speed. In this respect it is unique in the preservation world.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Address

Great Central Road Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 1RW

  • 01509 632 323
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  • View website

Open days

Sat-Sun & BHol all year. Daily 18-20, 26 Feb; 7-16 Apr; 23-31 May. Also Wed, Fri Jun-Aug; Wed 2-23 Sep, 21 & 28 Oct, 5 Nov. Tue 14 Jul-Aug. Santas late Nov & Dec.

Travel

By Bus: 127

By Rail: Loughborough / 1 mile

Voted number 12 on the list of the 50 greatest railway journeys in the world the Great Central Railway is the UK's only double track, main line heritage railway.

The present day Great Central Railway is a unique heritage railway located in the university town of Loughborough in the East Midlands of England between the cities of Leicester and Nottingham.

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