It is with great regret that we must advise that our first two tours are unable to go ahead as planned, we have recently been advised by our train operating company that they are unable to resource the necessary traction and drivers for these tours.

Further to this, our rolling stock provider decided they would not be able to accept any further tour proposals from us going forward. It may be coincidence, but this came about only days after we advised that the restrictions on our pick-up points and operating locations seemed a little unfair.

We are already in discussions with other rolling stock and train operators to see if a suitable alternative can be found, with one already expressing a real interest in the operation.

I am sure many of you will appreciate that this could take a little time and is going to delay the start of our rail tour program for 2022 as we make the necessary arrangements.

This is very disappointing news, but we can ensure everyone, we are working hard to overcome the problems encountered and move forward.

We would like to thank all those people who have already booked on our first tour and in light of this news have taken the decision to fully refund everyone, with refunds being made within the next 14 days.

We will update everyone on our progress as soon as we can, hopefully within the next 28 days.