SteamRanger Heritage Railway
Community Update regarding COVID-19
We know this is a challenging time for all as we continue to receive updates and follow the Australian Government’s advice surrounding this global health emergency.
Like many other organisations, the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers, staff and the community is our top priority.
At present, SteamRanger Heritage Railway remains open and operational as per our published schedule, under the guidance of precautionary measures provided by the South Australian and Australian Government’s Health departments.
This includes, but is not limited to;
- The practice of safe social distancing amongst passengers, volunteers and staff
- The practice of good, thorough hand and respiratory hygiene amongst passengers, volunteers and staff, which involves: Regular hand washing with soap and water after using the toilet and before eating, covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue, or cough into your elbow, before disposing of the tissue into a bin and washing your hands afterwards.
- Increased cleaning and hygiene protocols throughout the Railway
With our Cockle trains carrying less than 200 people per journey and each carriage seating less than 70, with measures in place at this time to hold only 40 passengers per carriage, we are committed to the prevention of further spread.
However, we politely ask that you do not travel on our trains if you are feeling unwell or displaying any flu-like symptoms, fever or shortness of breath and instead seek medical attention immediately.
Similarly, no person as per Govt. guide lines should travel on the Railway if you have been overseas in the previous 14 days or been in recent contact with any high-risk persons. If at any stage we believe there is an unacceptable risk, we will cease operations.
Until then we will continue to operate trains as per our published schedule to meet the demands of our patrons whilst maintaining our highest standard of safe operation.
We urge you to please take care during this time and continue to follow the latest health advice given by the Australian Government Department of Health.
Thank you for your patience and continued support. We look forward to a time when it is safe to welcome visitors from all parts of the world back to Australia’s favourite heritage railway.
Board of Management