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Petit train temporarily derailed

Petit train temporarily derailed

Monday 11 June 2018

Petit train temporarily derailed

Monday 11 June 2018

The popular Petit Train has been off the roads since 1 May 2018 and is not yet on track for a confirmed return date as the owners are waiting for a part.

The train was due to be operating from Easter until the end of October and had been running until the end of April when it was taken out of service for a repair.

Notice was given on 30 April 2018 that the train would not be running the following day due to repairs, but more than a month later it has still not returned due to the delayed arrival of a part required in the repairs.

The last update on its Facebook site was posted on 4 May 2018, when it stated: "Due to the delay in the part arriving there will be no Train service over the weekend. Our apologies for any inconvenience. We wish you all a lovely weekend and see you next week."

The train has been out of service during a peak time with Bank Holidays, half term school holidays and many cruise ships visiting. Some disappointment has been expressed by both locals and tourists. 

One lady wrote on Facebook: "What a shame, arriving on a cruise ship tomorrow and planned to do this trip!"

The train, which was named 'Victor' when it was launched has fast become a welcome and recognisable site around St Peter Port during the summer season, with the distinguishable sound of the bell heard several times a day.

Petit Train

Pictured: Petit train carriages in storage

Express asked Petit Train if there was any update on repairs as the carriages of 'Victor' had been seen in storage. The owners said: "The Petit Train is high-end engineering and sourcing parts can sometimes be challenging. We have been assured that we will have the part this time next week and are  looking forward welcoming passengers on the Albert Pier very soon after that."

The company hope to provide a confirmed date 'Victor' will return to service next week and Express will update you as soon as we have this.


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