Miniature railway back on track
A POPULAR miniature railway is back in business and open in time for Christmas.
Hundreds of families were disappointed when Brookside Miniature Railway closed in September.
The previous operators were given notice to quit and shared photos as the trains were shipped out of Brookside Garden Centre in Poynton.
But now the line has reopened, with Santa there for the official launch at the weekend.
A group of railway fans have formed a private company to run it, alongside the garden centre, and with the help of volunteers, restore it ‘back to the beautiful and charismatic line’.
One of the group, Chris MacKenzie, said: “Although we didn’t have enough time this year to plan special trains to Santa’s grotto, we’re giving rides as normal - every Wednesday to Sunday until Christmas.
“In the New Year we’ll be running just at weekends whilst we do further refurbishment.”
The £2 price has been kept the same and the line will operate from 11am until 3pm, weather permitting.
There’s a grand reopening event planned for next spring.
The railway has been at the London Road North centre, owned by Klondyke and Strikes, since its first journey in 1980.
Trains were taken off the site earlier this year