This page and contents last changed on Thursday 24 June 2021

Plans for future railtours

We had outlined plans for railtours during 2020 as shown below, prior to the advent of the pandemic:

Very tentative dates for your diary

When it is appropriate to recommence planning outings, we are considering the following ideas. Please be aware that these are extremely tentative proposals and anything shown here is merely ‘pencilled-in’ in the most provisional fashion imaginable:

Code of Conduct

It is a condition of holding a ticket for any outing on our train that passengers abide by the letter and spirit of our Code of Conduct (updated January 2021).

Leaning out of windows

We continue to endeavour to keep our passengers safe by not allowing them to lean out of our train’s windows. This notice (updated January 2021) contains further information.

Accessibility Policy

HDL’s 1950s-built train may pose difficulties to certain classes of user: our Accessibility Policy describes what these are and how they may affect users.

Folding bicycles

It may be possibile for you to bring your folding bicycle on the Hastings DEMU, with prior written approval; our guidelines on carriage of folding bikes will help you to determine your bike’s suitability for carriage.

Railtour Archive

We can recommend a dip into the HDL Railtour archive, which contains details of all the previous “days out” which HDL has operated to date; you may also find interesting our YouTube Channel which contains 32 cab-ride videos featuring outings during 2016–18.