A new ticket for travel on the heritage trains

A new type of ticket is being unveiled this weekend to allow visitors to a borough museum unlimited travel on heritage train rides.

Brand new ‘Day Rover’ train tickets will be available at Stephenson Railway Museum from Easter Sunday, April 5, and will cost £4.50 for an adult, £3 for concessions, with a family ticket of two adults and two children at £10.

Geoff Woodward, manager of North Tyneside Museums at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, said: “We are very happy to be able to offer more to our visitors, and we are hoping that people make the most of their Day Rover tickets.

“The carriages are from the 1950s and the engine that pulls them could be a heritage steam or diesel locomotive – it is an authentic, novel experience.”

The heritage train rides run every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from April 5 to November 1 on the North Tyneside Steam Railway, based at the museum in Middle Engine Lane, North Shields.

Visitors will be able to take as many as four rides a day with one ticket as the heritage train rides run at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

The museum has a whole programme of free events throughout the year, for both train enthusiasts and families.

Visit www.stephensonrailwaymuseum.org.uk for more information.