Vintage train company steps in to reopen Lake District line
West Coast Railways to run services on Oxenholme to Windermere route hit by Northern timetable fiasco
A vintage train operator that normally runs journeys for enthusiasts has stepped in to provide rail services to the Lake District after the operator Northern cancelled all of its trains following a timetabling fiasco.
West Coast Railways, which runs charter trains along some of the UK’s most scenic routes, launched its first service on the Lakes line on Monday, two weeks after Northern suspended all journeys and introduced a replacement bus service.
The 925 to Windermere leaves Oxenholme on time! For the first time in more than 2 weeks, we have a timetabled train on the Lakes Line. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. pic.twitter.com/fH7I9mHbDz
Source: Guardian Transport