Swanage Railway steam trains face busy weekend

Steam train passes Corfe Castle
Image caption The Swanage Railway is gearing up for a busy weekend

Extra steam trains will run on the Swanage historic railway this weekend during a busy three days of events.

A revised timetable will operate between Norden park-and-ride, Corfe Castle, Harman's Cross and Swanage from Friday evening.

The Swanage Jazz Festival and the Purbeck Youth Festival are expected to attract a surge in visitors.

On Friday lunchtime, the Olympic torch passes through Corfe Castle and Swanage.

Diesel and steam services will alternate every 40 minutes, with the enhanced service starting from Friday afternoon.

The last service on Friday, Saturday and Sunday leaves Swanage at 23:15 BST and Corfe Castle at 23:40.

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