A popular park railway is welcoming customers back aboard its trains after service was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Watford Miniature Railway in Cassiobury Park said in a Facebook post that it is now “ready to go” after closing in March due to the lockdown.

The railway had been due to open on July 13, but this was delayed by two weeks while new insurers were found for the service to go ahead.

But despite opening a “little later” than expected, trains are now running again on the railway line daily from 12pm-5pm during the summer.

Several safety measures have been introduced for customers, including a one-way system which should be followed on platforms and queuing areas outside.

In those areas, people will also notice new footprints marked at two metre intervals to allow for social distancing.

When boarding a train, only one group will be allowed per coach and seats will be covered or marked out.

The trains will also be treated with ‘Zoono’, an anti-viral treatment that lasts for up to 30 days on surfaces. There will also be regular additional cleaning throughout the day.

Hand sanitiser stations will be available on platforms for customers to use as well.

People will also now be able to pay by card, but people have been urged to have the exact fares ready of £2 if paying by cash to help reduce cash handling.

Trains will run 12pm-5pm daily until the end of August, with details of service from September onwards yet to be confirmed.

The miniature railway said on Facebook post: “We are now really looking forward to running trains all summer, and if you're happy to come down the park and ride on the train we look forward to seeing you soon!”