Nene Valley Railway to re-open Overton refreshment kiosk

The grounds of the Nene Valley Railway's Overton station are smartly maintained, as seen here on September 8, 2019. GARETH EVANS

The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) has announced it is to re-open its refreshment kiosk at Overton station this coming weekend – Saturday and Sunday May 23/24. The intermediate station, which is located between Peterborough and Wansford, serves the popular Ferry Meadows country park. Trains services on the line remain suspended.

The grounds of the Nene Valley Railway’s Overton station are smartly maintained, as seen here on September 8, 2019. GARETH EVANS

Run by Nene Park Trust, the park is a big draw for walkers and cyclists. It includes a plethora of opportunities to get up close to wildlife, including the many birds which frequent the surrounding woodland and river Nene. The park is also home to the separate 10¼in gauge Ferry Meadows Railway – which currently remains closed due to Covid-19.

In a statement, the NVR said: “We are pleased to announce that the refreshment kiosk will open at Overton station on May 23/24. Sales of hot and cold drinks, ice creams and light refreshments will be available. Contactless payment is strongly preferred. If visiting please respect the social distancing and our one way system. So if you are out and about around Ferry Meadows, you can now take refreshment at Overton station.”

Refreshments will be available between 10am and 4.30pm.

Further details about Overton station can be found on its dedicated page on the NVR website at https://nvr.org.uk/article.php/26/overton-for-ferry-meadows

Nene Valley Railway Covid-19 SOS appeal

Like all other heritage railways in Britain, the NVR is currently unable to run train services due to the coronavirus crisis. However, the line’s essential work continues within the legal parameters. The line 7½ mile line is appealing for donations to help it maintain its infrastructure, enabling a swift resumption of services as soon as it is possible to do so.

Details of how you can support the appeal can be found NVR’s Covid-19 appeal page.

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