Swanage Railway

19th March, 2020

Covid - 19 Update - Swanage Railway


Swanage Railway

19th March, 2020

UPDATED 24TH MARCH 2020 @ 0900

We have suspended all our train services, closed our refreshment kiosks and shop, and ceased all non essential activities until further notice.

The Diesel Gala and Beer Festival (24th - 26th April 2020) has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

Dining Trains have been cancelled until further notice

Driver Experiences have been cancelled until further notice,

Swanage Railway are monitoring the evolving situation and following the Government's Guidelines on Coronavirus.

Updates will be issued on its website and social media if the situation changes.


Swanage Railway like nearly all heritage railways relies on a mix of fares and other commercial income, donations, legacies and grants to pay its way. Sadly the decision to suspend our commercial operations until the 1st of May at the earliest will place a huge strain our finances. We are therefore stepping up our fundraising efforts and ask our supporters, friends and well wishers to consider making donations to the Swanage Railway Trust to protect the future of the railway we love and cherish.

We thank you in advance for your support.

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