Record figures for Bo’ness and Kinneil railway

The number of people visiting the railway and museum has increased
The number of people visiting the railway and museum has increased

There was no trouble on the tracks for the Scottish Railway Preservation Society as visitor figures hit record levels.

The volunteer-run organisation, who operate the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway and Museum of Scottish Railways, announced train passenger and museum visitor numbers were the highest ever.

The number of people who took a trip on the nostalgic heritage railway increased by 12 per cent compared to the previous year.

Customers have been able to enjoy steam and diesel galas, as well as fish and chips while riding the rails, and afternoon tea.

Amanda Kilburn, business development director, said: “Our afternoon tea has really grown in popularity. You can see in the reviews the public believe all our events are a great experience.”

The museum saw an increase of 16 per cent, with almost 70,000 people experiencing Central Scotland’s award-winning visitor 

For just £5 the public can enjoy annual access to the museum.

The Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway is just one of the many visitor attractions in the Falkirk Council area with big plans for the next 12 months.

Amanda said: “We are so pleased to have had our best figures ever and look forward to welcoming people aboard this year.”