A Norfolk heritage railway will be welcoming passengers "all aboard" once more as it announces the return of The Polar Express Train Ride.

Details have finally been revealed for the 2023 festive train on the Mid-Norfolk Railway, which begins at Dereham Station and is inspired by the hit 2004 animated film. 

It comes just a few days after the railway announced it would be resuming passenger services on April 29, following an emergency closure.

The Mid-Norfolk Railway will initially be running from Dereham to Thuxton on a 12-mile round trip. 

Eastern Daily Press: Take a magical journey to the 'North Pole' on board the Polar ExpressTake a magical journey to the 'North Pole' on board the Polar Express (Image: Archant)

A Back on the Track appeal is also running to fix the main issue of the Crownthorpe Bridge so the train can run the full stretch to Wymondham, with £15,000 raised so far. 

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The Polar Express Train Ride will be running from November until December 23.

It will take passengers on a magical journey to the 'North Pole' with onboard entertainment, including conductors and chefs, and Father Christmas will make an appearance. 

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday, April 20 at midnorfolkthepolarexpressride.com