Great Central revokes lineside photo-passes
The Great Central Railway has become the latest preserved railway to ban lineside access to photographers.
In a letter circulated to members in late November, the GCR said: “In an effort to minimise risk, and because of increasing pressure from various bodies, including our insurers, we have reviewed our policy for allowing lineside access for photographers. Our board and management team have decided to rescind this policy, and as a result we will be cancelling all previously issued lineside permits with effect from January 1 2019.”
Those with permits which are valid beyond that date can either receive a refund for the outstanding amount, or donate it to the railway’s supporting charity, the David Clarke Railway Trust.
Other lines which have banned lineside passes in recent years include the Gloucestershire Warwickshire and West Somerset railways.