Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway back on track

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Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
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The Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway is due to fully reopen to the public next year

A light railway in Kent, which used to service the paper industry, has begun running again.

The Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway had to stop operating two years ago following industry decline.

After a campaign by train enthusiasts, pleasure trips will operate between Milton Regis and Kemsley Down during this week's half term school holiday.

The service will then close for the winter, ahead of the reopening of the full line to Sittingbourne next year.

On Sunday, Wednesday and next weekend the train will travel over the original line into Kemsley Paper Mill where passengers will be able to see the railway's main headquarters, engine shed, carriage and wagon sidings.

The last public train ran on Boxing Day 2008 and this week's opening marks 40 years of public operation.

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