Heritage Railways

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Here at Mercury3 Consult, we pride ourselves in being able to support our Heritage clients in operating their historic railway and complying with today’s modern standards.

Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway

We are keen to acknowledge the past and are corporate members of the Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. In 2025 the Stockton & Darlington Railway celebrates its 200th anniversary of being the first public railway in the world.

We know how important it is for all Heritage Railway clients to achieve this and to still provide that historic and nostalgic experience for their passengers, volunteers and members of staff, who are the very reason that these railways operate and exist.

To provide this balance we work with the Heritage Railway team in developing pragmatic and affordable solutions, which may remain bespoke to them, or we can apply to other similar Heritage Railway Operators.

Our Experienced Team

We have a team of highly experienced Senior Railway Professionals who are immensely passionate about Heritage Railways and who are also involved in mainline projects aimed at the present and future railway.

With the aim to preserve the history and tradition of Heritage Railways for future generations, our team have developed bespoke training courses for Heritage clients and were involved in supporting the production of the Safety Management System for the re-opening of the Weardale Railway. Ongoing from this Mercury3 were also requested to review and revise their Rule Book and are actively involved in the assessment of all Operations staff.

Supporting Heritage Railways

In conjunction with the Wensleydale Railway a Rail Incident Officers (RIO) course was developed and produced and this course is now available and can be undertaken with Mercury3 working in partnership with the Weardale Railway.

We have also aided the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in reviewing freight guard’s competencies and have carried out assessments to assist Peak Rail in the development of driver route knowledge training and assessments.

We are looking at other Heritage Railways throughout the UK to see how we can support them as our team of Railway Professionals grow around the country and are keen to offer our services, particularly in safety, operations and training.