The Valley Rattler.
The Valley Rattler.

Valley Rattler takes some time off

THE Valley Rattler has suspended steam train tours programmed for this weekend to allow an infrastructure assessment to be completed.

Mary Valley Heritage Rail president Tony Hallam said the Valley Rattler was working with the Rail Safety regulator to resolve issues that included a yard derailment at Gympie last week.

Mr Hallam said this incident did not involve rail lines used by passenger trains.

"We apologise to customers for the inconvenience," Mr Hallam said.

"Passenger safety is our number one priority.

"We ask anyone with weekend bookings to contact the Rattler office on 5482 2750.

"The Rattler is contacting passengers, businesses and organisations to advise of the altered weekend program.

"We anticipate we will be operating as usual from Saturday, July 14."

Mr Hallam said although the Rattler would not run this weekend, the Iron Horse Cafe on the platform at the Old Gympie Railway Station would be open as usual on Saturday and Sunday.

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