The Great Central Railway

Posted by Chris Graham on 24th August 2021

We’re delighted to hear that, following the pandemic, it’s business as usual at The Great Central Railway.

The Great Central Railway

One to watch on The Great Central Railway – Witherslack Hall in steam. (Pic: Joe Connell)

The Great Central Railway has announced that it re-opened all four of its stations on Saturday, June 26th, 2021.

During recent months, all passenger trains have been running from Quorn and Woodhouse Station only, operating a single round trip service. But, as from June 26th, the good news is that visitors will be able to board and disembark from the trains at Loughborough, Quorn & Woodhouse, Rothley and Leicester North Stations.

The railway has also reintroduced its popular all day Rover ticket, which costs just £18 for an adult, as against the current single journey ticket. (See the website at for full ticket price details).

This reopening will enable visitors, once again, to visit and explore the railway and all of its stations, the Butler Henderson Café and the Ellis Tea Rooms, for a great selection of fine foods and refreshment. There’s also the quirky Tin Shed Shanty Bar, at Quorn, to be visited, where customers can enjoy a relaxing pint of real ale, draught cider, plus a great selection of wines and soft drinks.

What’s more, the railway’s retail shop at Loughborough is now open, although for counter service only.

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