NEW Train Operating Company Vintage Trains is to bring the hugely-successful US-style Polar Express to Birmingham city centre this Christmas.
The theatrical recreation of the classic children’s tale by professional dancers and actors has been phenomenally successful as prime family entertainment on heritage lines like the Telford Steam Railway, Dartmoor and Weardale Railways – but the VT venture will be the first time it has visited a UK city centre by train.
VT has now been licensed by Warner Brothers to run steam-hauled trips between Birmingham Moor Street station and the North Pole (aka Tyseley Locomotive Works’ Warwick Road platform) starting on November 29 and running four trains per day on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and five trains on Sundays until Sunday, December 23.
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