Monthly Archives: June 2020

Re-Opening at Last


Yes, Swindon Panel is ready to re-open (or perhaps that should be re-re-open as this will be its third opening!)

Swindon Panel will be open to the public on Saturday 11, Saturday 18 and Sunday 26 July (but please see below about members visiting the panel).

There will be guided tours in The Signalling Centre, a one-way system (in the front door and out the back door!), and hand sanitiser and cleaning products in use.

Didcot Railway Centre will be open from Saturday 4 July (full details on their website)

A lot of hard work by a lot of people has happened to enable DRC and SPS to re-open with all appropriate safety measures in place – thank you to everyone from both organisations who has contributed to that.


Our initial public opening days are for public visitors only. Information has been circulated to members about visiting the panel and when members’ access will resume. If you are an SPS member and haven’t received the information please contact us.


Volunteering at the panel is being reintroduced gradually, and details have been circulated to volunteer members. At present, only those rostered should attend the panel while we find our feet again.

THANK YOU to everyone for your support over the last few months!