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Puffing Billy Railway to recommence services with COVIDSafe Plan in place

Puffing Billy Railway to recommence services with COVIDSafe Plan in place
November 18, 2020

Victoria’s renowned Puffing Billy Railway will recommence offering services on Saturday 28th November 2020 as metropolitan Melbourne continues to take safe and gradual steps toward COVID Normal.

After being closed for 250 days, Puffing Billy Railway will welcome passengers back on one of three services available, travelling from Belgrave to Lakeside on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Team members of the Railway have been playing their part to prepare for a seamless return to services while the experience has been closed, including clearance of the 24km railway track, maintenance of the various trestle bridges along the corridor, and servicing of the locomotives, now fired up and ready to go.

Visitors can feel confident as Puffing Billy Railway has a COVIDSafe Plan in place, as well as increased safety and sanitisation processes.

Puffing Billy Railway Chief Executive, Steve O’Brien advised “we’re excited to welcome back all guests to Puffing Billy and have been truly humbled by the outpouring of support received during our temporary closure.

“We have been working carefully behind-the-scenes to minimise the number of contact points between customers, staff and volunteers and preparing our COVIDSafe Plan. This time of temporary closure has also given us the opportunity to introduce new COVIDSafe experiences that we now look forward to sharing with the community.”

In addition to the excursion train experience, guests also have the choice of booking a private carriage offering an exclusive carriage for family and friends.

For more information go to

For FAQs or further information on our COVIDSafe Plan and how will keep passengers safe, please click here

Image: Puffing Billy 6A crossing the famous Monbulk Trestle Bridge. Credit: Kahla Webb

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