March 23rd 2020
We are very sad to say that South Tynedale Railway and the Crossing Café closed officially yesterday evening (22nd March 2020) and will remain closed indefinitely.
This is a very difficult time for everyone; however, the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is paramount.
The closure comes just before our train operating season was due to begin this Saturday 28th March and closure will severely affect our finances. Some of you have booked tickets for our Easter Bunny specials and we are asking you if you could carry those tickets over until we open again when we have plans for lots of family events.
Many heritage railways have now launched appeals to keep their essential services going and we are going to do the same. As we don’t run trains in January, February and much of March our finances are at their lowest and we continue to have ongoing costs even if we aren’t running trains.
We understand that many of you will already be supporting others both practically and financially and we hope you understand why we have launched our appeal.
If you feel able to support us in any way please visit the donations page on our website.
We wish everyone our very best during this crisis.
Please stay safe and stay at home.
Janis Goodfellow General Manager
Ian Hughes Chairman STR Ltd
Alan Farrar Chairman South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society.