West Somerset Railway

Daytime Ticket Information

PLEASE NOTE ALL OF OUR DAYTIME EXCURSIONS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRAVEL TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO TRAVEL ON NORMAL SERVICES THIS DAY.

TRAVELLING FROM BISHOPS LYDEARD

Flying Scotsman trains run only on September 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th (NOT September 8th)

Passengers travel one way behind Flying Scotsman and the other way behind a named visiting locomotive (details to be announced). All journeys commence and end at Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton) and travel the complete length of the West Somerset line to Minehead (a forty mile round trip). Passengers change trains at Minehead. Both journeys are in fully reserved non-stop trains. Both trains will convey a buffet car with a fully stocked licensed bar selling hot and cold drinks and light refreshments. On the Flying Scotsman, tea, coffee or fruit juice will be served free of charge at your seat.

There will be other scheduled stopping trains on the special days. Flying Scotsman tickets will also be valid for travel on other scheduled stopping trains, either before or after your Flying Scotsman trip. Places will not be reserved on other trains, which will also be available to passengers not travelling on Flying Scotsman trains.

Reduced fares are available for young people, aged 3 to 16 (inclusive), and children under the age of three travel free, so long as they do not occupy an individual seat. There are no other concessions of any kind, and free passes and other reduced fare tickets are not valid. A limited number of spaces for wheelchair passengers are available: these must be booked by phone 01643 704996.

Flying Scotsman will operate tender first on journeys from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard.

Each day the options are:

EXCURSION 1

Bishops Lydeard depart 1000 behind Flying Scotsman; arrive Minehead 11.07

Minehead depart 13.17 behind a named visiting locomotive; arrive Bishops Lydeard 14.49. This gives over two hours in Minehead.

Fare £38.00 (adult) £25.00 (child)

EXCURSION 2

Bishops Lydeard depart 10.41 behind a named visiting locomotive; arrive Minehead 11.48

Minehead depart 12.18 behind Flying Scotsman; arrive Bishops Lydeard 13.25.

Fare £38.00 (adult) £25.00 (child)

EXCURSION 3

Bishops Lydeard depart 14.13 behind Flying Scotsman; arrive Minehead 15.20

Minehead depart 17.42 behind a named visiting locomotive; arrive Bishops Lydeard 18.52. This gives over two hours in Minehead.

Fare £38.00 (adult) £25.00 (child)

EXCURSION 4

Bishops Lydeard depart 1530 behind a named visiting locomotive; arrive Minehead 16.39

Minehead depart 1700 behind Flying Scotsman; arrive Bishops Lydeard 18.07.

Fare £38.00 (adult) £25.00 (child)

TRAVELLING FROM MINEHEAD

Select and purchase your Excursion Ticket (as shown above). Then you can travel by normal scheduled train to Bishops Lydeard to start your reserved trip. (A connecting service will depart Minehead at 08.15, Williton 08.59 to connect with the 1000 Flying Scotsman departure from Bishops Lydeard.)

If purchasing your tickets online please select Excursion 1 so that you can travel on the 8.15 service to Bishops Lydeard then travel behind the Flying Scotsman.