SEVEN HUNDRED SEAT MURDER MYSTERY SELL OUT 081209

Document Sample
SEVEN HUNDRED SEAT MURDER MYSTERY SELL OUT 081209 Powered By Docstoc
					                                  PRESS INFORMATION

Date:          8th December 2009

Contact        Kate Tilley, GCR press contact
               Tel: 07515 596835

        EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR THE
            GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY
 Seven hundred seats block booked by national travel company
              on 2010’s murder mystery trains.

Staff at the Great Central Railway are celebrating after business for 2010
got off to an excellent start - before Christmas 2009. A national travel
company has made a block booking on all seven of the railways murder
mystery trains planned for 2010. In fact they booked every seat going!

The company not only reserved every single seat on all seven murder mystery
services, but they also requested each train was able to seat 100 passengers which is
sixteen more guests than would normally be catered for on the GCR’s first class
dining train.

Bill Ford, president of the GCR said, "This is excellent news and a very strong
start for our dining services in 2010. I'm very proud of our staff who
negotiated this deal as it represents a tremendous boost for the railway. It
should mean people from across the country visiting the area next year to
experience the murder mystery dining trains. It also means we can offer
new dates for our regular passengers, so it’s good business for us."

The new dates for the additional murder mystery trains in 2010 are:
April 9 - All Aboard for Murder, May 7 - The Black Mail, June 18 - I Spy Murder, July 16
- The Case of the Final Aria, Aug 20 - All Aboard for Murder, Sept 17 - The Black Mail,
Oct 15 - The Case of the Final Aria
All of these dates are now available for booking.

The railway is also running two brand new dining trains next year, a James Bond
themed dining train on Friday 5th of March and also "The Maharaja Express", a curry

night in conjunction with Salims restaurant in Loughborough on March 17th.

               BRITAIN’S ONLY DOUBLE TRACK, MAIN LINE HERITAGE RAILWAY
              Great Central Railway, Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RW
                                   Tel: (01509) 230726 Fax: (01509) 239791

                                                                                                  20:54:46 - 08/12/2009
                                  PRESS INFORMATION

ENDS
WORDS 307

NOTES:
Voted number 12 on the list of the 50 greatest railway journeys in the world the Great Central
Railway is the UK's only double track, main line heritage railway. It’s the only place in the world where
full size steam engines can be seen passing each other – just as it was when steam ruled the rails. The
preserved railway has been operating for over 36 years, and is manned by around 700 volunteers and
a small team of permanent staff. Preservation of this section of the Great Central Railway began in
1969. The route was originally part of a main line from Sheffield to London. The 8 mile preserved
section between Loughborough and Leicester is fully operational and the 4 stations reflect a different
period of the railways110 year history.
Trains run every weekend of the year, bank holidays and daily in the summer. In addition, First Class
Restaurant Car Services provide 4 or 6 course meals, whilst travelling between Loughborough and
Leicester or childhood dreams can come true with a Drive a Train Experience. We also run a number
of family events, including Santa Specials.
The railway has won a number of awards including “independent railway of the year”, and a gold award
for the East Midlands best visitor experience and is a quality assured visitor attraction as designated by
Enjoy England.




                  BRITAIN’S ONLY DOUBLE TRACK, MAIN LINE HERITAGE RAILWAY
                 Great Central Railway, Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RW
                                      Tel: (01509) 230726 Fax: (01509) 239791

                                                                                                     20:54:46 - 08/12/2009

				
DOCUMENT INFO