Ride on time is a hit again as capsules do the locomotion after speedy engineering work on the Jorvik Viking Centre line

TIME travelling is back on track at Jorvik Viking Centre after a fortnight’s hiatus.

Flux capacitor repaired. Tick. Temporal circuits aligned? Tick. Result? The blue time capsules are operating once more, repaired faster than expected, ready to take visitors around the streets of 10th century York.

An issue with the ride was identified two weeks ago, but technicians have received the green light to resume operations of the blue capsules from international ride experts Westlakes Engineering.

Head of operations Gareth Henry says: “Fixing our bespoke time machine can be quite a challenge, as parts are not readily available, but we’re delighted that we are able to return to operation much more quickly than we had anticipated.

“We’re incredibly grateful to all the visitors who have been so positive about the walking tours we have offered whilst the ride was off-line.”

Jorvik Viking Centre is welcoming walk-up visitors anew, although the ride will be running at slightly lower capacity while the technical team monitors its performance, so prebooking is still strongly recommended. 

Prebooking is additionally open to Tesco voucher holders, those with Max cards, York Pass and returning visitors with annual tickets. For bookings, go to jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk.