A heritage train will run from Orange to celebrate the official re-opening of Millthorpe station to passengers on Friday March 15.
Tickets are available for the train which will leave Orange at 11.25am to arrive in Millthorpe for the re-opening ceremony.
The Lachlan Valley Railway will also be running trains on the weekend Orange to Millthorpe, Blayney, Bathurst and return.
Secretary Treasurer of LVR John Healey said it had been a scramble to get the service running for the special occasion and over the weekend.
The highlight will be when LVR sit one of their trains at Millthorpe station during the official proceedings.
On Saturday the group will run an evening dinner train to Millthorpe and onto Bathurst, and a lunch time train on the Sunday.
To join in the ceremony or travel by train on the weekend, head to LVR's Facebook page.
Return prices are $15 for an adult or $7.50 for a child from Orange to Millthorpe or Blayney.
Milthorpe Village committee president Sam Yeates said the re-opening would be celebrated with about 300 people at the station on Friday.
"It should be a fairly exciting event," he said.
"We're getting the school choir and school band coming down to greet the train.
"We've been without a passenger service for about 30-odd years."
He said locals had to fight off plans to demolish the station back in the 1990s.
Mr Yeates said the return of service would be great for locals needing medical appointments or going to lunch in Orange as they could return the same day on the XPT.
And he said it would boost tourism with weekend packages planned to encourage people from Sydney to come to town.
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