Steaming Towards Reopening

We’re steaming towards re-opening. The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway have been carefully following the latest Government advice and guidance to leisure facilities and will plan to reopen on Monday 12th April 2021.
RH&DR will be continuing with our enhanced range of health and safety measures to protect our passengers and teams. These measures include Perspex screens between each carriage compartment, one way systems around our catering outlets and gift shops, social distancing markers and more. RH&DR are proud to be awarded the ‘Safe Travels’ accreditation from the World Travel & Tourism Council.
Find out more about we’re ‘Steaming Safely’ here:
Pre-booking will be essential to avoid disappointment: Tickets coming soon.
Our world-famous steam locomotives will still be the same, but our journeys will be a little different.
Trial running from July to December 2020 we successfully ran trains with the enhanced health and safety measures in place. Passengers continued to give us excellent reviews assuring us that we were maintaining our usually high standards. See the latest reviews here:…
In addition to the enhancements mentioned we’ll be running trial steam train journeys on some weekends in March and April to familiarise the drivers with the new timetable allowing us to be confident in a safe re-opening. Please note that access to the stations will remain unavailable but if you spot us steaming around on your daily walk – give us a wave!
Re-opening week locomotives
The steam locomotives chosen for ‘Back on Track: re-opening week’ are locomotive number 2, Northern Chief, locomotive number 3, Southern Maid, locomotive number 6, Samson and locomotive number 9, Winston Churchill.