All aboard!!!!

Transport for Britain are delighted to announced they will be running a special Charter Train Service from Lichfield to Buxton and the High Peaks on Sunday 18th July to raise awareness and support for plans to reopen the railway-line between Lichfield and Burton to regular passenger trains and for the construction of a new station at Alrewas.

Passengers will travel in style in vintage 1980s British Rail Mk3 rolling stock pulled by a Class 57 diesel locomotive. Both First and Standard seats will be available. The train will run from Lichfield to the beautiful spa town of Buxton via the Hope Valley calling at Edale, departing Lichfield at 10.38,  arriving at Edale at 12.14 and Buxton at 13.07. The return journey will depart Buxton at 17.18, stopping at Edale at 18.20 and returning to Lichfield at 20.22*. Refreshments and toilets will be available on the train.

Pete Longman Managing Director of Transport For Britain said: “This is a great opportunity to raise the profile of the campaign to reopen the line between Lichfield and Alrewas. Ticket holders will enjoy travelling in style and have the opportunity to either explore Edale and the   surrounding area of the Peak National Park or alternatively, they can soak up the atmosphere in one of Britain’s foremost Georgian spa towns. Visit the Pavilion Gardens, perhaps take in the Buxton Crescent Heritage Centre – part of the newly opened Crescent Hotel complex, or while-a-way the hours in one of Buxton’s many tea rooms, bars and restaurants.”

Tickets for this special day out to one of the county’s most beautiful destinations are available from Eventbrite at a price of £60 Standard Class and £80 First Class plus booking fees (terms and conditions apply).

Tickets are available through Eventbright or for further information please visit: arboretumline.uk/charterservice/