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Steam & Heritage Diesel Train Rides

Green timetable dates throughout 2024

Take a steam and/or heritage diesel train ride through the High Weald!
Enjoy a train ride with a steam locomotive and a heritage diesel between Tunbridge Wells West and Eridge, calling at High Rocks and Groombridge. You can sit back and relax letting the train take the strain, which is perfect on those damp rainy moments or bright sunny days!

Note, we have special events taking place on 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st July that involve a greater number of steam engines in use and a slightly increased ticket price.

We have further events taking place on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August and 7th & 8th September to celebrate Caledonian Railway No. 828's Birthday

Green Timetable
Our Green timetable operates regularly throughout the year. Click here for our Calendar

  Steam   Diesel Steam   Diesel   Steam
Tunbridge Wells West 10:15 11:30 12:55 14:10 15:35
High Rocks Halt * 10:22 11:37 13:02 14:17 15:42
Groombridge 10:31 11:46 13:11 14:26 15:51
Eridge 10:40 11:55 13:20 14:35 16:00
  Diesel Steam Diesel Steam Diesel
Eridge 10:50 12:05 13:30 14:45 16:10
Groombridge 11:01 12:16 13:41 14:56 16:21
High Rocks Halt * 11:08 12:23 13:48 15:03 16:28
Tunbridge Wells West 11:15 12:30 13:55 15:10 16:35

Purple Timetable
Our Purple timetable operates throughout the year and is formed of our historic Class 207 DEMU 1317 which was used on the line back in the days of British Rail. Click here for our Calendar

  1317  1317 1317   1317 
Tunbridge Wells West 10:45 12:00 13:45 15:00
Groombridge 11:01 12:16 14:01 15:16
Eridge 11:10 12:25 14:10 15:25
  1317 1317 1317 1317
Eridge 11:20 12:35 14:20 15:35
Groombridge 11:31 12:46 14:31 15:46
Tunbridge Wells West 11:45 13:00 14:45 16:00

*HIGH ROCKS HALT
Trains do not stop at High Rocks unless we have been informed they are open to the public. Please check HERE before you visit to ensure you can alight at the station.
 

What to see and do along the line?

Train fares can sometimes be increased for special events and these fares are detailed on the ticket booking line. 30th, 31st August and 7th & 8th September have higher fares.

Fares (Tickets are valid for travel ALL day!):

Fares (Valid for ONE return trip WITHOUT break of journey only)*:

*The above ONE return trip fares are discounted from our all day tickets and are for those just visiting for a quick ride along the line and would rather not spend all day with us - you may not break your journey. Other fares including one way trips to/from Tunbridge Wells West, High Rocks, Groombridge and Eridge are available from our ticket offices.

Tickets can be bought online in advance or are available on the day from our ticket offices at Tunbridge Wells West, Groombridge or Eridge. If you wish to start your journey at High Rocks you will need to purchase a ticket on the train. There is no reserved seating for tickets purchased online or on the day. 

If you book online, on the day of your visit you MUST have your eTickets available to show either in a print out or on a mobile device, either will be checked visually by a member of staff.

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Sat 13 Jul 2024
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Sat 20 Jul 2024
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Sat 27 Jul 2024
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Sun 28 Jul 2024
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Wed 07 Aug 2024
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Thu 08 Aug 2024
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Sat 10 Aug 2024
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Sun 11 Aug 2024
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Wed 14 Aug 2024
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Thu 15 Aug 2024
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Sat 17 Aug 2024
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Sun 18 Aug 2024
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Wed 21 Aug 2024
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Thu 22 Aug 2024
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Sat 24 Aug 2024
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Sun 25 Aug 2024
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Mon 26 Aug 2024
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Wed 28 Aug 2024
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Thu 29 Aug 2024
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Fri 30 Aug 2024
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Sat 31 Aug 2024
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Sun 01 Sep 2024
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Sat 07 Sep 2024
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Sun 08 Sep 2024
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Sat 14 Sep 2024
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Sun 15 Sep 2024
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Sat 28 Sep 2024
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Sat 05 Oct 2024
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Sun 06 Oct 2024
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Sat 12 Oct 2024
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Booking information

If you book online, on the day of your visit you MUST have your eTickets available to show either in a print out or on a mobile device, either will be checked visually by a member of staff before boarding the train.

Tickets can be bought online in advance or are available on the day from our ticket offices at Tunbridge Wells West, Groombridge or Eridge. If you wish to start your journey at High Rocks you will need to purchase a ticket on the train. There is no reserved seating for tickets purchased online or on the day. 

Note that a £10 admin fee applies to all booking alterations.

Click here to view our refund, cancellation and alterations policy

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