SteamRanger Heritage Railway
Cockle Train Resumption of Service – June 6th, 7th and 8th 2020
Community Update regarding COVID-19
Historic Cockle Train returns to the rails for the June Long Weekend
The historic Cockle Train will return to the rails for the June Long Weekend, following the relaxation of Stage 2 Covid-19 Restrictions.
3 diesel-hauled trains will operate daily between Goolwa and Victor Harbor from Saturday 6th June to Monday 8th June inclusive only.
As a result of capacity restrictions for Transport and Tour Vehicles, the Cockle Train will have a maximum of 20 passengers per carriage on each journey (Max 140 persons), with tickets only available from Goolwa or Victor Harbor ticket offices immediately prior to departure (no advance or online bookings available). We are also moving to a cashless payment model, in line with many other businesses at this time.
Due to these limitations, trains will not service Port Elliot or Middleton until further notice.
SteamRanger has increased its cleaning processes and has undertaken Covid-clean accreditation, as well as a COVID-SAFE plan to ensure a safe experience for our passengers and staff.
Due to infrastructure works being undertaken by City of Victor Harbor Council at Coral Street, services will then cease following the long weekend until Sunday 21st June, when train services will resume on Sunday’s only until the July School Holidays.
It is timely to remind motorists and pedestrians to exercise caution when crossing our railway between Mt Barker and Victor Harbor, as trains can operate at any time of the day or night.
It’s also timely to remind our passengers that the following guidance is being closely followed:
- 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
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.
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 welcoming you back onboard our trains!