Spa Valley Railway

The Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells' Heritage Railway

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On Saturday 23rd we were due to run an Afternoon Tea train to our revised timetable.  However, due to the number of cancellations we have had to CANCEL this dining option.  PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP IF YOU HAVE A BOOKING. All customers who have booked have been contacted and will be re-booked once we are running a full service again. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

On Friday 15th September at approximately 04:30 Broom Lane Bridge, located around 3/4 mile from High Rocks Station, near to the Adams Well Campsite was struck by a lorry.

We have unfortunately suffered bridge strikes here before however this time it is severe. The lorry has caused damage to a flange outstand at midspan, this is the central beam on Broom Lane Bridge and it has also as a result removed tension control bolts and rivets that are supporting.

The damage done by the lorry to the bridge is such that we cannot now operate any trains over it until it is repaired by our Contract Bridge Engineers, an inspection by them and our Consultant Civil Engineer took place on Monday 18th September, the nature of the repairs are now known and plans well underway to make it happen. We are working as quickly as possible to ensure the repairs are done at the earliest opportunity so we can return trains to Groombridge & Eridge.

This means that for the time being, until the bridge is repaired, the Spa Valley Railway is unable to operate trains beyond Adams Well in the direction of Groombridge.

On Sunday 24th September WE WILL be operating Steam and Diesel, one locomotive each end, to our Emergency Timetable below. The High Weald Belle Luncheon train will depart at 12:30 FROM TUNBRIDGE WELLS WEST and NOT from Eridge. We are contacting all customers by phone to advise them of this.

This is obviously a major blow to all of us here at the Spa Valley Railway after such an enjoyable summer with our Steam Festival, Diesel Gala & 20th Birthday Bash - however we are a determined railway, with a strong volunteer workforce and we will not be defeated!

Jonnie Wesson
General Manager

Emergency Timetable due to Bridge Strike

Welcome to the Spa Valley Railway, a fun packed day out with steam, heritage diesel, exploration, excitement & enjoyment!

We are the railway with "A DESTINATION AT EVERY STATION!" 

Explore Eridge, Groombridge, High Rocks or Royal Tunbridge Wells throughout your visit and make a day of it, with plenty of local attractions easily accessible by train you will find something for all the family to enjoy.

We also have many experiences for you to enjoy on the railway itself, from Driver Experience, Afternoon Tea, Fish & Chip Suppers, High Weald Belle Dining for the adults to Days out with Thomas, See Peppa Pig & Santa Specials for the children, there is something for everyone at the Spa Valley Railway.

Explore our website now and make sure you visit us soon!

If you have an Experience Voucher (Virgin, Groupon etc) and wish to book please click here for details.

Bookings open for A Day Out With Thomas, See Chase & Marshall and Santa Specials


Events Coming Up

'High Weald Belle' Luncheon & Dining Trains

24 Sep 2017
24th September (FULL), 14th & 15th (FULL) October, 16th & 17th December

Steam Driver Experience

13 Oct 2017
New dates available!

'High Weald Belle' Luncheon & Dining Trains

14 Oct 2017
24th September (FULL), 14th & 15th (FULL) October, 16th & 17th December

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Groombridge Place & Train Combined Tickets

Combined tickets for travelling on the Spa Valley Railway & Entry to Groombridge Place

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