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Local Heritage Railway Reopens

22 June 2021

Hampton Kempton Waterworks Railway will reopen to the public on 26/27 June after being closed since March 2020.

Working under strict government guidelines, volunteers have been able to carry out maintenance work to ensure that 1915 steam locomotive ‘Darent’ is ready for the public on reopening day.

They even managed to start work on laying the foundations for their new coach shed (with the help of a grant from Heathrow Community Fund) to house and maintain the railway’s rolling stock.

Volunteers also spent much of their time making sure the railway was safely maintained and COVID-19 compliant. Open every Sunday 10.30am to 4pm throughout the summer, HKWR offers the local community train rides on ‘Darent’ as well as the opportunity to enjoy their picnic field with a play train.

All train tickets must be booked in advance through their website.

Community news on behalf of Hampton Kempton Waterworks Railway

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Up to: June 2021

Updated: 22 June 2021