Cathedrals Express Festive Steam Train Ride From Ely

Cathedrals Express Steam Train Ride

Cathedrals Express Steam Train Ride

The Cathedrals Express takes locals on steam hauled festive treat to Oxford for Carols in Christ Church Cathedral.

Locals will soon be able to get in to the Christmas spirit with a festive train ride to Oxford, behind steam. On Thursday 11 December, locals can step aboard The Cathedrals Express at Ely and be transported back in time for a wonderful nostalgic steam journey to the ancient University City of Oxford, where they can take part in a special carol service in Christ Church Cathedral.

The Cathedrals Express steam train, hauled by two Black Five locomotives, will arrive in Oxford at approximately 13:30. Passengers will have plenty of time to explore this beautiful historic city, before making their way to the magnificent 12th century Christ Church Cathedral for a special carol service, led by its world renowned boys choir. Afterwards, there will be a chance to do some Christmas shopping in the city’s bustling centre, before re-joining the train for the journey home.

The Steam Dreams Chairman, Marcus Robertson, said: “Our Christmas trips on board The Cathedrals Express are always very special. To be hauled not by one but two Black Five engines will be an unforgettable experience for our passengers and with a chance to also enjoy a carol service, led by one of the world’s top male-voice choirs, in such an historic setting will be a very special pre-Christmas treat for the whole family.”

As always on The Cathedrals Express passengers have an opportunity to travel in four classes ranging from Premium Standard at £99 where they are seated at tables for four, with white tablecloths and complimentary tea and coffee at their seats, right up to Pullman Style Dining at £239 per person where they enjoy a two course champagne breakfast or brunch and a five course dinner on the return. The carriages are all beautifully decorated for the festive season and all passengers will be served mulled wine and mince pies, creating a magical atmosphere on board.

For this memorable journey The Cathedrals Express will also be picking up passengers along the route at Cambridge, Audley End and Harlow Town before heading on to Oxford. Anyone interested in travelling on The Cathedrals Express should call the booking office on 01483 209888 or visit

For further press information contact Emily Watkinson, Steam Dreams, 07769 906293 or visit our website

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