One step closer to re-opening – update 13/05/21
Over the weekend of the 8 and 9 May, we ran some test passenger trains. Members of the SRPS (operators of the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway) went on the trains to allow us to test whether the new measures we have put in place due to the pandemic, including physical distancing and a new pre-booking system worked.
Following this successful trial, we are reviewing the visitor experience and making changes as required. Once we know we can offer everyone a safe time we can open once again and offer visitors a journey by steam and heritage diesel train.
When the time comes, tickets will be available to pre-book. Please keep an eye on our website and social media where you will find any updates.
As you can imagine not running any passenger trains since January 2020 and having to reopen in a pandemic is not easy but we are making progress and really appreciate your patience.
As always, please remember that although our railway site is closed and we are not operating public trains for visitors, we need to run trains along our tracks for essential maintenance tasks or indeed trial trains. Stay safe and do not go on the train tracks.
“This hidden gem is only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The staff are really friendly and looked after us as we boarded a beautiful steam train, we saw heritage diesels too. The sights, smells and sounds really took us back in time. After a browse around the excellent Museum of Scottish Railways and a bite to eat in the Station Buffet we all agreed we would recommend it to everyone and we would definitely be back.”
Mr P Gray, Falkirk
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The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Operators of Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and Museum of Scottish Railways
Scottish Charity No. SC002375