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BOOK NOW for Recreating Brentor! We're open on 24th, 26th and 27th June.

Spa Valley Railway » Bulletins » BOOK NOW for Recreating Brentor! We're open on 24th, 26th and 27th June.

Take a steam and heritage diesel train ride along the Spa Valley Railway!

We are open on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June is our Recreating Brentor event.

We also are running our Afternoon Tea this Thursday and Saturday daytime, as well as our Fish and Chip Supper and Real Ale Train on Saturday evening, and our High Weald Belle Sunday Lunch this Sunday - do look at our calendar to see which events are taking place!

All trains on Thursday 24th June will be operated by Class 31 31430 'Sister Dora' with our steam locomotive Hunslet Austerity No. 2890 'Douglas'. On Saturday & Sunday 34095 'Brentor' will haul trains along with 31430.

Tickets for train rides are valid all day, you can start and end your visit at any of our stations. You can either purchase tickets in advance or on the day.


  1. Can I break my journey (i.e. alight at another station)? Yes, you can but we cannot guarantee you the same seats for your return later on.
  2. Can I fit more than 6 people in a compartment? No, they are designed to seat only 6 persons. 
  3. Are my seats allocated? Yes, but only for the one return trip without a break in journey, if you alight you may not be able to sit in these same seats on the next trip.
  4. Can I travel all day? Yes, but your allocated seats will only be for the specific round trip you have booked on, you may have to sit elsewhere to travel on another trip. This means enthusiasts can travel and come and go as they please all day.
  5. How are you managing numbers? We are monitoring online bookings and limiting ticket sales on the day. We have extended the length of our train to accomodate extra passengers and reduced dining down to one coach giving extra capacity.
  6. Do I have to wear a face covering? Yes, unless you are exempt or sat in a compartment with a door closed, otherwise in enclosed spaces face coverings must be worn.
  7. Do I need to print my eTicket? You can either print or show your eTicket on a mobile device. 
  8. What stations are open? Tunbridge Wells West, High Rocks, Groombridge & Eridge are all open to board and alight at. 
  9. Does this mean I can arrive by mainline train at Eridge? Yes, if you wish to make use of our mainline connection you can start and/or finish at Eridge.
  10. How long is one return trip? Around 1hr 15 minutes.
  11. Are steam engines running? Yes, Douglas is hauling trains along with a heritage diesel on Thursday, and 'Brentor' on Saturday and Sunday.
  12. Are tickets for a return trip? Yes, all tickets sold online are for a return journey without break of journey, a return trip with break of journey but you aren't guaranteed the same seats later on or unlimited travel but seats are only allocated for the trip you have booked on. 
  13. Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? No, but we recommend it to avoid queuing and to guarantee seats for one return trip. Tickets are available on the day from all stations. 
  14. How much is it? On Thursday, £10 per adult, £9 per senior (60+), £5 per child (2-15yrs), £30 per family (2A+2C). On Saturday and Sunday, £15 per adult, £14 per senior (60+), £7.50 per child (2-15yrs), £30 per family (2A+2C).




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