How we are keeping you safe during your experience aboard the Hoosac Valley Train Ride: ​

  • Masks or face coverings are required during the entirety of the visit – please bring one with you!

  • The ride is approximately 1 hour long.

  • Please do not arrive any earlier than 20 minutes prior to your departure time but no later than 10 minutes. 

  • When you arrive, please proceed to Adams Station using the posted signage: 

    • A crew member will welcome you and escort you to the boarding platform. Please do not enter the boarding platform unescorted. 

  • Directional signage will be located throughout our facility. This will help manage social distancing and help flow of traffic.

  • Guests are prohibited from consuming food and drink within the coaches. The only permitted exception to this is the consumption of water, brought by the guest, in outdoor areas when adequate social distance is available.

  • Seating will be assigned by a crew member, utilizing social distancing requirements and party size. 

Regulating the number of visitors for safe social distancing:

  • Our train rides will be operating at 50% capacity per Massachusetts requirements.

Staff training and procedures:

  • Masks will be required for all Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum volunteers and contractors.

  • All returning staff members and volunteers will learn the proper way to wear a mask, wash hands, maintain social distancing, and other safety protocols.

  • Contracted cleaners will be utilized to ensure a thorough cleaning of the premises after the close of each operating day.

Safety procedures:

  • We will thoroughly clean our facilities and institute enhanced cleaning protocols, in adherence to CDC guidelines.

  • Free-standing hand sanitizing stations will be installed throughout our public spaces.

  • We will remove or limit the use of interactive exhibits to limit touch points.

  • One-way traffic flow will be utilized through signage.

  • Visitors older than age 2 will be required to wear masks. 

  • Social distancing of 6’ will be implemented and monitored throughout the experience. 

  • Volunteers will be trained to follow CDC guidelines and ensuring that visitors are following social distancing guidelines

  • High touch-point areas throughout the day and restrooms will be sanitized each day