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Spa Valley Railway » Railway Events

Sit back and relax with our all day unlimited travel tickets, explore the countryside for as little as £12 per adult!

Take a journey back in time with steam and heritage diesel trains through the hidden and glorious High Weald between Tunbridge Wells West & Eridge with intermediate stations at High Rocks & Groombridge.

Operating every weekend from February to the end of October and selected Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays during the Summer months the Spa Valley Railway provides a great day out for the family!

We are the railway with "A Destination At Every Station!" from the Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells, High Rocks and its popular Inn, Groombridge with its famous Gardens & Enchanted Forest to the beautiful Sussex countryside at Eridge with its wonderful woodland walks there is something for everyone at our heritage railway!

Alternatively just visit us on an operating day to buy tickets from one of our three stations with ticket offices (Tunbridge Wells West, Groombridge or Eridge).

Go on, treat yourself at Tunbridge Wells' Heritage Railway!

Standard travel tickets allow you to travel on the day as many times as you like. Tickets available for a fixed date only. You do not have to book for a specific train time.

Upon your arrival at the railway go directly to the train, having the ticket printed or on a mobile device.

Timetables

Green Timetable - Steam & Diesel

All trains are hauled by Steam or Heritage 1960's Diesel Locomotives, in the event of the non-availability of a Steam locomotive a Heritage Diesel may be used.

Green Timetable
What will pull our train?   Heritage Diesel Steam Heritage Diesel Steam
Tunbridge Wells West dep 10:20 12:00 13:40 15:20
High Rocks dep 10:27 12:07 13:47 15:27
Groombridge dep 10:36 12:16 13:56 15:36
Eridge arr 10:50 12:25 14:05 15:45
What will pull our train?   Steam Heritage Diesel Steam Heritage Diesel
Eridge dep 11:15 12:55 14:35 16:15
Groombridge dep 11:30 13:10 14:50 16:30
High Rocks dep 11:37 13:17 14:57 16:37
Tunbridge Wells West arr 11:45 13:25 15:05 16:45

Whilst we make every effort to operate with a steam locomotive where one is timetabled and also to operate our trains as they are described, for operational reasons we may occasionally need to use a heritage 1960s diesel locomotives, other carriages, an emergency timetable or otherwise.

The Spa Valley Railway reserves the right to make such changes for whatever reason without prior notice being given.


Purple Timetable - Diesel Only

All trains will normally be operated by a 1960's heritage diesel unit, Class 73/1 with 3CIG in Push/Pull mode or in the event of a multiple unit/73140 being unavailable a heritage diesel locomotive with carriages will be used.

Purple Timetable – Diesel Multiple Unit 
Tunbridge Wells West dep 10:20 12:00 13:40 15:20
High Rocks dep 10:27 12:07 13:47 15:27
Groombridge dep 10:36 12:16 13:56 15:36
Eridge arr 10:50 12:25 14:05 15:45
Eridge dep 11:15 12:55 14:35 16:15
Groombridge dep 11:30 13:10 14:50 16:30
High Rocks dep 11:37 13:17 14:57 16:37
Tunbridge Wells West arr 11:45 13:25 15:05 16:45

 

 


Yellow Timetable - Steam & Diesel

All trains are hauled by Steam or Heritage 1960's Diesel Locomotives, in the event of the non-availability of a Steam locomotive a Heritage Diesel may be used.

Yellow Timetable
What will pull our train?    Steam  Heritage Diesel  Steam Steam  Heritage Diesel   Steam  Steam  Heritage Diesel  
Tunbridge Wells West dep 10:20 11:10  12:00 12:50  13:40  14:30  15:20 16:10
High Rocks dep 10:27 11:17 12:07 12:57  13:47  14:37  15:27 16:17 
Groombridge dep 10:36  11:26 12:14 13:06  13:56  14:46  15:36 16:26 
Eridge arr 10:50  11:35 12:25   13:15  14:05  14:55  15:45 16:35
What will pull our train?    Steam Steam  Heritage Diesel   Steam Steam Heritage Diesel  Steam   Steam
Eridge dep  11:15 12:05  12:55  13:45  14:35 15:25 16:15 17:00
Groombridge dep 11:30 12:20 13:10 14:00  14:50  15:40 16:30  17:15
High Rocks dep 11:37 12:27 13:17  14:07   14:57  15:47 16:37  17:22
Tunbridge Wells West arr 11:45  12:35 13:25  14:15   15:05  15:55 16:45  17:30

Whilst we make every effort to operate with a steam locomotive where one is timetabled and also to operate our trains as they are described, for operational reasons we may occasionally need to use a heritage 1960s diesel locomotives, other carriages, an emergency timetable or otherwise.

The Spa Valley Railway reserves the right to make such changes for whatever reason without prior notice being given.

Booking information

Standard travel tickets allow you to travel on the day as many times as you like. Tickets available for a fixed date only. You do not have to book for a specific train time.

These tickets are valid for travel on the entirety of our line. If you require shorter distance tickets, please purchase tickets on the day at one of our ticket offices.

Upon arrival at the railway go directly to the train, having the ticket printed, or on a mobile device.

Please DO NOT use this page if you hold a Virgin Experience Days, Acorne PLC, Groupon, Buy a Gift, Lastminute.com or Travelzoo voucher.

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

Click here to view our refund, cancellation and alterations policy


  • Whilst we make every effort to operate with a steam locomotive where one is timetabled and also to operate our trains as they are described, for 
  • operational reasons we may occasionally need to use a heritage 1960s diesel locomotives, other carriages, an emergency timetable or otherwise.
  • The Spa Valley Railway reserves the right to make such changes for whatever reason without prior notice being given.

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