A host of innovative projects to boost rail-related tourism have been announced in a million pound competition, funded by the UK government.
The projects, based across England, Wales and Scotland, will create great new opportunities for UK and overseas tourists to enjoy the hidden gems of the country’s heritage and community railways.
Examples of the innovative projects funded by the competition include:
- extending the heritage line from Chinnor to its former terminus at Princes Risborough station
- expanding the luxury Pullman services on the North Yorkshire moors, and adapting them for wheelchair users in Sussex
- developing a new ‘velorail’ in Kidwelly, creating a new tourist attraction, giving visitors the chance to drive a train by pedal power