Reopening MNR in June 2021

We reopened the railway on 3rd July 2021.



2nd May 2021


The Mid-Norfolk Railway has announced that the railway is planning to reopen on Wednesday 23 June followed by a grand reopening on 26 and 27 June. The reopening assumes the conditions of the Government's Covid-19 roadmap have been met.


The Reopening Weekend will feature the debut, in passenger service of the refurbished Maroon Mk1 and 2 coaches hauled by steam engine Standard 4 Tank 80078 and also the first use of the ex Greater Anglia Mk3 coaches. These will be hauled by the newly refurbished class 47, 47596 Aldeburgh Festival in its new guise of D1933 in BR Two Tone Green livery.



It is currently expected that initially trains will leave from Dereham and will run non-stop to Wymondham Abbey Halt where passengers can leave the train to observe the engine run around but must then rejoin for the journey back to Dereham.


Following the reopening the railway will also offer a reduced programme of special events. The highlight of which will be the visit of the world famous steam engine the Flying Scotsman from 2-17 October. The engine will haul passenger trains each weekend during the visit and be open for visits during the week. A separate announcement will be made at a later date for details on ticket prices, bookings and the timetable for the event.


The first special event for this year will be the return to the rail