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Christmas Event, Sat 29 - Sun 30 Dec 2018

Spa Valley - Christmas Specials

Spa Valley - Christmas Specials

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Visit the Spa Valley Railway between Christmas and New Year for an exciting new event taking place on Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 December 2018 when everyone can enjoy mince pies and children can travel for just £1.

An increased service will operate over the weekend which will see two steam locomotives in service including the impressive 1901 built Great Western Railway Locomotive No. 813 visiting courtesy of the Severn Valley Railway and the GWR 813 Preservation Fund.

This weekend will be the only chance to experience the engine operating on her own as the other remaining services for 2018 and into early 2019 will likely be a top and tailed arrangement with a heritage diesel.

Running alongside 813 will be another visiting Steam Locomotive No. 1982 'Ring Haw' courtesy of the North Norfolk Railway. This delightful and extremely powerful Hunslet locomotive last visited the railway in 2017 and makes a welcome return to the Spa Valley Railway where she will be based away from her Norfolk home for the 2019 season.

The final locomotive to operate over this special weekend will be the newly arrived and rather rare heritage diesel, Class 31/4 31430 'Sister Dora'.

At Tunbridge Wells West newly arrived Hunslet 'Newstead' will be on static display for visitors to see. This engine has arrived at the Spa Valley Railway for an overhaul estimated to last 2 to 3yrs, after which 'Newstead' will join the railway’s operating fleet of locomotives.
Also in the Engine Shed will be LBSCR Terrier No. 650 'Sutton' which is getting ever closer to a return to steam and should return to service in 2019.

Tunbridge Wells West departures: 10:20, 11:10, 12:00, 12:50, 13:40, 14:30, 15:20 and 16:10.
Eridge departures: 11:10, 12:00, 12:50, 13:40, 14:30, 15:20, 16:10 and 17:00.

Eridge departures: 11:10, 12:00, 12:50, 13:40, 14:30, 15:20, 16:10 and 17:00.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

We run an on the train Bar facility which is usually open on all green and yellow timetabled days as well as special events. Full on train dining is available when pre-booked in advance.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Dec 2018

Prices

Adult £12
Senior £11
Child £1
Family £26 (2 adults & 2 children)

Please book via the website.

Address

West Station,
Neville Terrace,
Royal Tunbridge Wells,
Kent,
TN2 5QY

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 577384  Lat: 51.12372 Long: 0.25310

By train: ‘Southern’ to Eridge - Spa Valley Trains share Eridge Station with footbridge connection to/from National Rail Services. Southern operate regular through trains to Eridge from London Bridge, East Croydon, Oxted, Crowborough, Uckfield plus Intermediate Stations. Through tickets offering a discount are available from all Southern stations. If you need to help staff find the right ticket just quote K569 for Tunbridge Wells West, K570 for Groombridge or K571 for High Rocks. ‘Southeastern’ to Tunbridge Wells, then either a short bus ride or a pleasant 10 minute walk down the hill along the High Street and Pantiles. Frequent local bus services stop at Sainsbury’s.

By road: approximately 35 miles from central London, 18 miles from Junction 5 of the M25 via the A21, then either the A26 or A264 to Tunbridge Wells Town Centre. Follow the brown tourist signs once you are in the town centre.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Eridge Station station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

We run an on the train Bar facility which is usually open on all green and yellow timetabled days as well as special events. Full on train dining is available when pre-booked in advance.

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