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Welcome to the L&B Railway!

The only steam railway in the UK where passengers travel in Victorian railway carriages designed in the 1890s

On Track - Funding update June 2020

The support for our ‘On Track’ appeal remains excellent!

Currently the total - including Gift Aid – stands at over £35,000. A very good result so far! This will help towards the costs that have and will continue to build up due to COVID-19.  It isn’t over yet!

Many thanks to all of you who have contributed to this vital appeal.

Re-opening the Railway, hopefully before too long, will involve all sorts of requirements including social distancing, wider separation on the train as well as in any of our refreshment areas.

We will not be able to carry as many passengers as would normally be the case.

All of this – and more – will add to the costs that have to be covered and the income generated will be less than peak season would be expected to provide. This means that the L&BR will be short of vital funds to carry us through the winter.

Depleted reserves are bad news! ‘On Track’ is intended to cover as much of these costs as possible.

If you have contributed to ‘On Track’, many thanks. If not please do so now, if you can.

You can make an Online Donation here. 

Alternatively, cheques can be sent made payable to Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust to Jon Pain, 26 Oaklands, Bideford, EX39 3HW

Or you can send your donation by bank transfer to account no. 44288568 sort code 30-90-49 quoting reference ‘OT’

You can also contribute by texting ONTRACK10 to 70460 to donate £10.00

Whilst we are uncertain of when and how we can re-open, there is still the opportunity to purchase ‘Advance Tickets’ from the shop at Woody Bay. This income goes direct to the operating company – the CIC – and gives you tickets to redeem at any time in the future. Why not buy some and store up treats to look forward to?

Help the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway over this very difficult time in its history and prepare for your next visit to the line.

At the moment we cannot go to Woody Bay and take a ride on our beloved Lynton & Barnstaple Railway viewing the unrivalled scenery and soaking in the ambience and delights of riding in Victorian period carriages pulled by beautifully maintained and cherished steam locomotives. Savour the memory!

However, before too long this will all change, life will return to normal and North Devon will beckon in its irresistible way. You can prepare for that day by buying your tickets in advance.

We are able to offer First Class, Third Class and Family tickets via the online shop. These tickets are neither date-limited nor pre-booked. So you can happily buy as many as you wish to enjoy in happier times.

All purchases made this way will assist the L&BR CIC to weather the current Coronavirus problems and give you a positive reason to visit Woody Bay again soon. Buy as many as you like!

Please note that Advance Tickets are not valid on Special Event days.

To purchase Advance Tickets online click HERE.

Thanks for your wonderful support - we all look forward to being on the railway again and as soon as possible!

Peter Miles Chairman L&BR Trust

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