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WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR 2021 CHRISTMAS TRAINS PROGRAMME WITH A DIFFERENCE

Posted on October 29, 2021

Additional Services - WSR 'Winterlights' Christmas 2021

Due to popular demand, the West Somerset Railway (WSR) has announced additional dates for its new Winterlights service.

In addition to the WSR’s traditional ‘Santa Express’ daytime services from Bishops Lydeard to Williton, which are now fully sold out, having sold 3800 tickets with a revenue of £77K. A new series of ‘Winterlights’ evening trains will be running too with the steam loco and carriages lit up, plus there will be some festive visual displays along the line to see during the journey from Bishops Lydeard to Crowcombe. Demand for ‘Winterlights’ tickets has been high with over 5000 tickets sold to date, an additional 4000 tickets have now been released which include additional dates between Christmas and New Year.

“Sales for our Christmas services have proven extremely popular with full preparations for both events now underway, so we are very pleased to be able to offer the additional Winter Lights services to satisfy demand. Our Christmas trains are vital to us because they provide a good income boost which assists us greatly in getting through the normally fallow winter period."

WSR Assistant General Manager Kerry Noble, commenting on the WSR’s 2021 Christmas trains programme

Winterlights’ services will run from mid-November, tickets are on sale now at £20.00 a head with full details of on the WSR website at www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk.

The ‘Winterlights’ programme starts on Friday 19th November 2021 and Saturday 20th November, and next on 26 & 27 November, then Friday 3 and Saturday 4 December, and weekends on 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, plus 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 December.

For further information, please get in touch with Kerry Noble on (01643) 700408, or contact us, and we will forward any enquiries to the Assistant General Manager. More details at www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk.