Summer Transport Festival

Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July

Spa Valley Railway » All Events

The Summer Transport Festival - A gathering of steam on the road and rails, vintage vehicles and a whole lot of fun for all the family!

The Summer Transport Festival, building on our Summer Transport Festival, is once again taking place on an early Summer weekend, 30th June & 1st July, and will be centred around Eridge Station. This is where the car park will play host to a variety of road steam engines and on a regular basis steam hauled passenger trains, also located at Eridge will be a small selection of real ales & ciders plus a BBQ. 

Full details will be revealed later in the new year!

At the Stations:

Eridge Station
At Eridge there will be a fine selection of Steam road engines, this include Steam Rollers and Traction Engines, Vintage Cars and other vehicles on display in the station carpark, entrance to this is included for all those who purchase a Day Rover ticket or a fee can be paid on the gate and you can spend all day venturing around the site and getting up close to these magnificent machines!
 
Real ale & cider bar also set up in the stations car park.
 
Groombridge
Our crossing point for train. For the families, why not purchase one of our joint tickets with Groombridge Place and alight here to visit the delightful estate, its just a 20 minute walk from the station!
 
Tunbridge Wells West
The terminus in the western part of the famous Spa town, the location of our Victorian Engine Shed where inside a selection of model railways will be on display. 

Refreshments:

'Kate'
Our award winning on train bar car will be open on both days from the first trains departure to the last trains arrival, this includes the Saturday evening trains. 'Kate' will be open for the sale of real ale and cider, sandwiches, crisps, biscuits and other light refreshments during the day.

'Emily'
Our static buffet 'Emily', located at Tunbridge Wells West will be open both days of the event serving pasties and sausage rolls, as well as hot & cold drinks and light snacks.

Eridge
Our popular BBQ, will once again be serving burgers and sausages all sourced from our local butchers in Hawkenbury. There'll also be a selection of real ales and ciders in the station carpark.

Getting to our Summer Steam Festival:

Road
The railway's Tunbridge Wells West address is: West Station, Neville Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY and we can be located at the Western end of the town by Sainsbury's and Homebase. Brown tourist signs in the area will assist in guidance and there are two Pay & Display Car Parks within 5-10 minutes’ walk of Tunbridge Wells West Station located at Union House, Linden Close and Major York's Road.

Eridge Station can be accessed off of the main A26 Tunbridge Wells to Lewes Road. 

There is very limited parking at Groombridge Station. High Rocks Station has a large free car park and signage is available from Tunbridge Wells to the Rocks themselves.

For Sat Navs the railway is located at the following post codes:

  • Tunbridge Wells West: TN2 5QY

  • High Rocks: TN3 9JJ

  • Groombridge: TN3 9RD
  • 
Eridge: TN3 9LE

There will be limited parking at Eridge as the carpark is closed for our Summer Steam Festival. 

Rail
The easiest station you can get to us via rail travel is Eridge where our trains depart from Platform 2 or you can arrive via Tunbridge Wells Mainline after a 10-15 minute walk down the town through the very famous Pantiles. Please check National Rail Enquiries before travelling.

Booking information

If you select an e-ticket please ensure you print it off and bring it with you on the day.

Note that a £10 admin fee applies to all booking alterations. Seats are NOT guaranteed.

For our full refund, cancellations and alterations please see here.

Booking with vTicket