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On 27/08/2020 at 00:21, adb968008 said:

 

It was off putting to say the least, it just seemed very harshly implemented.

At the same time the staff did seem genuinely fearful of passengers.

 

That in turn affected passengers moods (I felt that maybe I had taken an undue risk by travelling, seeing everything spelt / acted out ), yet everywhere else around that town that day was pretty much relaxed “new normal”...life as usual but with masks, spacing and gel.

 

Just strange.

 

That sounds like they need to learn two things recently stated by a colleague of mine.

1. Public Transport is not dangerous.

2. Other people are not dirty.

Many other descriptions on this thread show how it SHOULD be done.

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Llangollen are having to close for two weeks due to local lockdown.

 

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We are sad to announce that we will be closing for a two week period after the 15:10 train returns to Llangollen today, 1st October 2020.  The recent Government announcement has meant we have no option but to close until 14th October.  We will constantly review the situation and update you as soon as we can.  Those of you who have tickets in the coming days will be contacted during tomorrow and Friday.  You can still book our Santa Specials online at www.llangollen-railway.co.uk or call 01978 860 979 during working hours.

 

I don't know whether any other North Wales railways are affected though. It seems to only be the North East part.

 

 

 

Jason

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4 hours ago, Steamport Southport said:

Llangollen are having to close for two weeks due to local lockdown.

 

 

I don't know whether any other North Wales railways are affected though. It seems to only be the North East part.

 

 

 

Jason

 

Most of the 'Great Little Trains' are in Gwynedd, so are able to keep running.

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Cholsey & Wallingford won't be reopening this year either. Although we had been hoping for a Christmas reopening, following completion of the canopy and overhauls of the coaches. However in light of the increase in cases, the Board have decided in the interests of volunteer safety to postpone reopening until the Spring.

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First visit this year to the Swanage Railway.

Overall, it was ok, but you could tell it wasn’t normal times.

Toilets and shop accessible at Swanage but not the buffet.

Barriers on the platform where you had to queue behind, but then allowed on to the platform with plenty of time to see the loco up front.

The journey was ok, no-one stopped you having windows open or sticking your head out.

Corfe was busy....

The small museum was open at Corfe.

On return at Swanage, you were directed towards the exit, but were free to watch the loco run-round, or go back behind the barriers to use the toilet or visit the shop.

Staff were friendly too.

Mind you, three round trips were expensive, but as this would be my only visit this year, then I can understand the pricing regime.

And I bought some stuff from the shop.....

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