SteamRanger Heritage Railway
Cockle Train & Southern Encounter, Bugle Ranger and Highlander Recommencement.
Community Update regarding COVID-19
Steam hauled Cockle Trains return for the July school holidays!
Veteran 1913 built Rx207 is scheduled to operate daily from Sunday 5th July through to Sunday 19th July.
We are pleased to announce that our trains will once again be stopping at Port Elliot, as well as Middleton upon request. We have also been advised that our trains are able to operate to full capacity!
With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, SteamRanger is pleased to announce that our Mount Barker based operations will re-commence from Sunday 16th August 2020!
The first Southern Encounter for 2020 will depart Mt Barker at 10am on Sunday 16th August, with Bugle Ranger and Highlander services commencing as per our published schedule there after.
Our online booking system isn’t quite ready, but give our ticket office a call on 1300 655 991 to book your seats!
We please ask that the following points are observed when travelling on our railway:
Please note passengers will be required to provide their contact details to assist SA Health in Contact Tracing in the event of an outbreak.
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.
* Please only travel with us if you are well! Please stay home if you are experiencing cold or flu like symptoms.
* Please maintain social distance whenever possible (including in waiting areas, terminals, platforms etc.) and avoid close contact with the our crews and other passengers.
* Density requirements do not apply to our carriages.
* Passengers should sit in the same seat for the duration of each leg of your journey.
* Please follow signage when boarding and alighting from the train.
* Avoid walking up and down the aisle during your journey with us.
* Please avoid touching seat headrests.
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!