TRAIN fans will have the chance to see the iconic steam engine the Flying Scotsman when it comes to Worcester.

The Worcester Christmas Express will be steam hauled from Cambridge to the city and from Worcester as far as Leicester on the return by the Flying Scotsman.

It will be coming to the city on Wednesday, December 13 - but times and locations are being kept under wraps for safety reasons according to the website. 

It last visited the city in March 2022 after Storm Eunice forced the planned visit to be rescheduled from February

The Flying Scotsman will leave from Cambridge Station picking up more passengers at Ely and March, before continuing to Peterborough - the final pick up point.

The trains journey will follow the scenic cross country line through Stamford, pass Rutland Water towards Oakham, Melton Mowbray and head for Leicester.

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The train will then follow the main line to London St Pancras for a while as far as Wigston Junction, where it branches off to join the Nuneaton and Birmingham line.

Crossing the West Coast main line, the Flying Scotsman will head towards Birmingham, although it will bypass the city using the Camp Hill line through to King’s Norton.

It will then pass through Barnt Green and, after Bromsgrove, it will leave the main line to Bristol at Stoke Works Junction and head for Droitwich.

It will pass through Droitwich before approaching Worcester - though it has not been confirmed if it will head to Shrub Hill station, Foregate Street station or make a stop at both Worcester stations.

It will be serviced at one of the city's railway stations before turning the steam locomotive are returning to its previous calling points.

Tickets for adults travelling on the train cost between £345 for premier and £165 for standard.

This year marked 100 years of the 60103 Flying Scotsman since it entered service on February 24, 1923.

There has been a programme of events all year to celebrate its centenary including visits to heritage railways and lots of Flying Scotsman events at the National Railway Museum.

One of Sir Nigel Gresley's A1 class of locomotives, it is now considered the most famous locomotive in the world.