The iconic train that captured the hearts of Harry Potter fans across the globe is set to weave its enchantment once more! The magical Jacobite train, famously known as the Hogwarts Express, has been granted a wondrous reprieve from safety regulations, allowing it to grace the tracks once again, as reported by the BBC.
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has announced that the Jacobite train, often dubbed the Hogwarts Express, has been granted permission to operate until the end of November.
The service had been suspended due to safety concerns identified during an inspection, which posed a risk to passengers. Nonetheless, with the diligent implementation of heightened safety measures, the ORR has wielded its magical wand and granted permission for this fantastical voyage to resume, as reported by the news portal.
Under the skilled stewardship of West Coast Railways, the fabled Hogwarts Express embarks on its awe-inspiring odyssey, traversing the breathtaking realm betwixt Mallaig and Fort William. Its path gracefully graces the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, a veritable masterpiece nestled amidst the captivating beauty of the Scottish Highlands, where the dreams of wizards and muggles alike seem destined to come alive.
Operated by West Coast Railways, the Hogwarts Express runs along the route connecting Mallaig and Fort William, traversing the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, situated in the picturesque Scottish Highlands
"Following an inspection of West Coast Railway Company Limited's (WCRCL) proposed safety arrangements for the Jacobite service on August 8, ORR has granted it a new exemption certificate, which will allow the Jacobite to recommence operation," the Office of Rail and Road said in a statement.
"This exemption certificate is required for all train operators who want to use hinged door carriages without central door locking fitted."
"WCRCL's exemption certificate is granted for a timebound period from August 8 to November 30 to enable it to honour its bookings and reflect the interests of its employees while its claim for judicial review is determined."