Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway will reopen on Saturday, July 4 for visitors who have pre-booked

Adults will be asked to bring a face covering to a popular Kent tourist attraction when it reopens next month.

The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway will welcome back visitors from Saturday, July 4 - but says it's long-term survival will be led by how many passengers choose to visit.

The railway will reopen on Saturday, July 4
The railway will reopen on Saturday, July 4

The attraction says it has implemented a range of health and safety measures to protect both staff and passengers climbing aboard its world famous locomotives.

These include markers to enable socially distanced queuing, partitions between carriage compartments, hygiene screens at shop and catering counters, new hand sanitising stations and carriage compartment cleaning between each return journey.

Passengers must pre-book their visit as capacity is reduced to allow for social distancing
Passengers must pre-book their visit as capacity is reduced to allow for social distancing

Visitors will also be asked to pay using contactless methods and adult passengers will be advised to wear a face covering where possible - which will be available to buy from the New Romney shop on arrival.

Passengers on public transport are already required to wear a face covering when travelling.

Families wishing to enjoy a journey on the coastal railway must pre-book their visit to allow staff to manage passenger numbers.

All journeys will begin from New Romney Station and go to Dungeness. Passengers will have 20 minutes to spend at Dungeness before their designated return time to ensure everyone can safely meet social distancing requirements.

Families will need to pre-book and will need to pay by contactless methods for anything whilst there
Families will need to pre-book and will need to pay by contactless methods for anything whilst there

Whilst gift shops and catering outlets will not be open from July 4, staff say they plan for them to be available 'shortly'.

The model railway exhibition and play areas at New Romney are also temporarily closed but toilet facilities will be available at both New Romney and Dungeness.

To learn more about the reopening plans, safety measures or to make a booking please visit www.rhdr.org.uk

For more suggestions of things to do with the kids visit www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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