The West Somerset Railway has a variety of train operations in the lead-up to Christmas which will be of interest to itinerary and holiday planners
On November 29tth and 30th and December 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th “Sherry and Mince Pie Specials” will give travellers a 20 mile round trip through the Quantock Hills between Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton) and Williton. Trains will leave Bishops Lydeard at 10.10, 12.20 and 14.35. On December 22nd there are three of these between Minehead (departure times 10.30, 12.45 and 15.00) and Williton.
For younger members of the family there are various “Santa” trains on November 29th and 30th and December 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th whilst on the evenings of December 8th, 9th and 10th there are Carol Trains from Bishops Lydeard and Minehead which meet at Williton before starting their return journeys. Lastly, but by no means least, in this list are the two nights of operations for the Dunster By Candlelight event on December 5th and 6th.
Further details about all of the trains can be seen at www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk
Because of limited seating capacities the Railway is only able to accept definite bookings with payment, rather than its usual arrangements, for the various pre-Christmas special operations. However normal booking arrangements will apply for the WSR’s post Christmas operations over the whole 20 mile line between December 27th and January 1st 2015.
For further information about all Festive season operations and bookings please call 01643 700384