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'Thumper' 1317 Purple Timetable Days

Climb on board one of our historic 1960s Diesel or Electric Multiple Units!
The Spa Valley Railway is home to a very unique train. Back in July 1985 when the line closed the last trains were operated by a type of diesel multiple unit, affectionately known as 'Thumpers', we're lucky to be home to one of these units, in fact we're home to one that operated on the last day of train services in 1985 which is Class 207 DEMU 1317, built at Eastleigh in 1962 and ran on the national rail network until 2004.

Our unlimited travel day tickets allow you to explore the High Weald countryside, including High Rocks and Groombridge. 

Trains depart from Tunbridge Wells West at: 10:30, 11:55, 13:25, 14:45 & 16:15.
Trains depart from Eridge at: 11:15, 12:35, 14:05, 15:25 & 16:55.

Prices

Book your tickets to travel on our historic Thumper!

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Wed 27 Jul 2022
Open Day Event departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
Wed 03 Aug 2022
Open Day Event departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
Wed 10 Aug 2022
Open Day Event departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
Wed 17 Aug 2022
Open Day Event departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
Wed 24 Aug 2022
Open Day Event departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
Wed 31 Aug 2022
Open Day Event departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!

Booking information

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

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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