One of world's most luxury trains is coming to Doncaster - and here's how to be on it

One of the world’s most luxurious trains is getting back on track for a slap-up Christmas Lunch champagne trip from Doncaster on the day the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted.

By Darren Burke
Friday, 13th November 2020, 9:51 am

And passengers who travel on the Northern Belle on December 2 could find themselves sitting in the same seat once used by the Queen.

For one of the 1930s Pullman-style carriages that make up the Northern Belle used to be part of her Royal Train.

Yorkshire advertising tycoon David Pitts, who owns the Northern Belle, said: “It’s great to be getting back on the right lines after the lockdown.

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The Northern Belle is coming to Doncaster next month.

“This promises to be a cracker of a trip and just the job to get everybody in the Christmas spirit.”

Passengers will be welcomed on board over a red carpet at Doncaster station for a champagne reception.

Then they will tuck into a seven-course festive lunch during a five-hour round trip through the beautiful wintry Yorkshire countryside.

Mr Pitts, from Huddersfield, said: “We are doing a series of Christmas lunch specials from various stations around the country.

“But being a proud Yorkshireman, I’m delighted the first one following the lockdown is in God’s own county!

“What better way to spend the day than dining in luxury and sipping a glass of fine wine while gazing out the window at some of the finest countryside anywhere in the world!

“We will even have a couple of strolling musicians on board to entertain passengers and a magician to make sure the day is specially magic.”

The Northern Belle, once part of the iconic Orient Express group, will leave Doncaster station at 11.30am on Wednesday December 2.

It will then pick up more passengers at Leeds and York before arriving back in Doncaster at 4.30pm.

The fare is £289. For more details phone 01270 899681 or see