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Santa rests reindeer and takes the train to Gunnislake

Santa rests reindeer and takes the train to Gunnislake

Children in Plymouth will have the opportunity to tell Santa what is on their Christmas wish list this year as he visits the area on-board a converted First Great Western (FGW) train. Santa and his helpers will use two specially decorated coaches which will be attached to the normal train service running from Plymouth through the scenic Tamar Valley to Gunnislake.

First Great Western Regional Manager, West of England, Julian Crow said:

“First Great Western is committed to supporting the communities we serve and when Santa came to us looking to rest his reindeer before the big day, we were only too happy to offer a speedy and equally economic alternative.

“Our helpful and friendly staff will assist the elves and allow more children to meet Father Christmas before he heads back to his workshop at the North Pole.”

The trains will run from Plymouth to Gunnislake return at 15:40 and 17:45 on Sunday 9 and 16 December. Demand for tickets is expected to be very high, so to avoid disappointing the elves booking is recommended.


Tickets go on sale on Monday 12 November from the Plymouth Booking Office and are sold in aid of two local charities: the Children’s Hospice South West and Dame Hannah Rogers.