Croxteth Park Miniature Railway set to reopen after 15 years

The Croxteth Park Minature Railway returns today
-Credit: (Image: Liverpool City Council)


A popular attraction is making its return after 15 years absence.

The Croxteth Park Miniature Railway is set to reopen today (Sunday, June 9) at 11.30am after months of dedicated effort.

The restoration of the Miniature Railway has been spearheaded by local resident Kevin Brown, Liverpool City Council, Croxteth Hall and Park, and a team of volunteers.

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To celebrate the grand reopening, a special launch party will take place at 10.30am today, featuring the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress as the first passengers aboard the revived railway. The winner of the naming competition will be revealed, and the new engine will display the freshly engraved name plate.

Kevin Brown said: "We are so proud to announce the highly anticipated and cherished Croxteth Park Miniature Railway will officially open on Sunday, 9th June. To celebrate this exciting occasion, we have planned several sessions throughout June."

Originally built in 1981 and operational until 2009, the Miniature Railway has been restored to its former glory. It operates along its original route, complete with Diesel Locomotives and occasional Steam locomotives for special events. The train journey begins at Croxteth Hall Halt Station, winds through the scenic grounds of Croxteth Park, and traverses the historic tunnel before returning to the station.

This restoration project has been labour-intensive for Kevin Brown and his team of volunteers. They have diligently worked to clear the track, unearth the rails, and restore 90% of the original track. Their efforts ensure that the miniature railway will once again create cherished memories for families throughout Liverpool.

Tickets are available for the official reopening. They can be purchased here.

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