Colne Valley Railway's overhaul on track for completion

Colne Valley Railway
£2.4million redevelopment project should be live this Summer
Published Mon, 2018-01-15 12:58

A £2.4m overhaul project of the popular Colne Valley Railway is due to be completed by the summer, with a number of new facilities set to be on offer to the public at the Yeldham Road site.




Colne Valley Railway © Creative Commons Licence

The project which was part-funded by a £1.75 million heritage lottery grant and run by the Colne Valley Railway Preservation Society will secure the railway's long term future after it was announced that the charity society had purchased the site in Castle Hedingham where the railway is based.

The overhaul will see a brand new car park and entrance hall, new museum and a restoration centre for old railway carriages to be stored. The car park and entrance hall are expected to be completed by around May, whillst the other facilities will be ready for the public by the summer.

Once the project is completed the CVR preservation society hope to carry on expanding the railway in other ways including a long term plan of expanding the site and extending the line to at least five miles long.

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