Leighton Buzzard Railway Reopens for 2023


The Leighton Buzzard Railway celebrated the opening of a new season last weekend.

Photo: Rocky Lancer

The Leighton Buzzard Railway reopned on Sunday 12th of March with a 1030 departure from Page’s Park. Leighton Linslade’s Deputy Mayor Cllr Sheona Hemmings flagged away the first departure of the new season.

Customers were also given the chance to see the new station sign at Munday’s Hill.

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The re-opening comes after a record-breaking Christmas for Leighton Buzzard Railway in which a total of 6316 passengers were carried.

The season continues on Sunday 19th March with a Mother’s Day event. There will be a choice of five departures, as well as additional activities and treats for the whole family, including a family photography on the platform.

The experience lasts 90 minutes, including a 65-minute steam train ride and 25-minute stop at Stonehenge Works where there is lots to see and do, including a Mothers’ Day card decorating activity for the kids, On returning to Page’s Park, mums will be presented a potted plant gift and The Train Shed Café is offering mums a free hot or cold drink.

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The railway will also host an Easter Egg Hunt over the easter weekend, followed by the return of its Gin & Whisky Festival on Sunday 7 May, the visit of Bluey on Sunday 28 May, and many more special events throughout the year.

Full details of the railway’s operating days, the timetable, and special events can be found at https://www.buzzrail.uk.

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