THE Watercress Line steam railway has announced it will reopen on Saturday July 11.

But it says it will only operate a limited number of services and its Dining Trains, Real Ale Trains and Footplate Experiences are not able to run for the time being.

The operators, the Mid-Hants Railway launched a fund-raising appeal after its income disappeared with the lockdown.

Just before the health crisis, The Flying Scotsman attracted thousands of people to the Watercress Line.