In the 150th year since the Great Eastern Railway was formed the Epping Ongar Railway, the longest heritage railway in Essex, will be resuming steam and heritage diesel hauled passenger trains on the branch.
As the volunteers work towards concluding the restoration on the buildings, track, signals and rolling stock on the former end of the Central Line, the railway will be running services commencing a special weekend from Friday 25th May.
Regular services will be running every weekend and Bank Holidays (including the Jubilee bank holidays) until the summer, then daily during the Olympics at nearby Stratford.
On each operating day, the railway intends to operate steam hauled passenger services between Ongar and North Weald, a diesel shuttle from North Weald into Epping Forest, and a heritage bus service connecting to Epping LUL Station and High Street.
Further details of timetables and gala opening weekend fares will be released in due course. Tickets will be available shortly on this website. Advanced booking for the first weekend is strongly recommended.