Thursday, 13 January 2011

Record Year for Poppy Line

North Norfolk’s Poppy Line heritage railway is celebrating a record 2010. Figures just released show that a total of 143,991 passengers took a trip on the railway, a rise of over 13% on the 2009 total.

The Poppy Line, originally built as part of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway 124 years ago, keeps on developing as one of North Norfolk’s most vibrant attractions.
General manager Trevor Eady puts last year’s success down to three key factors: “The reopening of Sheringham level crossing, doubling the number of trains run in May and June, and introducing new events like the visit of Ivor the Engine.”

With fares for this year held at the level of three years ago, and a full programme of special events, the Poppy Line aims to continue growing its rich nostalgic appeal.