‘Beloved’ Liverpool miniature railway set to reopen

For more than a quarter of a century until its closure in 2009 a miniature railway at a Liverpool park carried countless delighted children – now it is set to reopen. Tony McDonough reports

Croxteth Park
Croxteth Park Miniature Railway is set to reopen in June


This June will see the reopening of the Croxteth Park Miniature Railway which closed in 2009 after 28 years.

Tickets are now available for the official reopening on Sunday, June 9. After months of dedicated effort, the ride will open to the public at 11.30am. There will be a launch party with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress at 10.30am.

Restoration of this cherished 7 1/4 miniature railway has been a true community endeavour, spearheaded by local resident Kevin Brown, Liverpool City Council, Croxteth Hall and Park, and a committed team of volunteers.

To celebrate the grand reopening the winner of a naming competition will be revealed, and the new engine will proudly display the freshly engraved name plate.

“We are so proud to announce the highly anticipated and cherished Croxteth Park Miniature Railway will officially open,” said Kevin Brown. “To celebrate this exciting occasion, we have planned several sessions throughout June.”

Originally built in 1981 and operational until 2009, the miniature railway has been lovingly restored to its former glory. It operates along its original route, complete with Diesel locomotives and occasional steam locomotives for special events.

The train journey begins at Croxteth Hall Halt Station, winds through the scenic grounds of Croxteth Park, and traverses the historic tunnel before returning to the station.

READ MORE: 58 years and counting… will Cunard cruises ever return to Liverpool?

READ MORE: Accommodation BID ‘generates £47m for Liverpool’

This restoration project has been a labour of love for Kevin Brown and his team of volunteers. They have diligently worked to clear the track, unearth the rails, and restore 90% of the original track.

Their efforts ensure that the miniature railway will once again create cherished memories for families throughout Liverpool.

Click here to book tickets.

You might also like More from author

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Username field is empty.