Did you miss us? We are pleased to announce that we are back for our 2021 season!
During the festive period, our Santa Expresses proved vital in ensuring that our railway could survive, having not run any public services in the 2020 season. The journeys to Williton and back with Father Christmas himself proved incredibly popular with families, locals and supporters as well as receiving excellent feedback for our COVID compliance.
With vital work on our railway continuing throughout difficult circumstances, we have elected to build on the success of these services by opening gradually in 2021, beginning with journeys between Bishops Lydeard and Williton.
Travel between Bishops Lydeard and Williton and take in the breathtaking views of the Quantock hills whilst travelling behind one of our homefleet steam locomotives. On the dates listed below we are enhancing our 10am service by giving you the option to add catering of a tea/coffee and cake to your booking, please ensure you book the ticket marked 'including tea/coffee and cake' to receive this. Tickets for travel only are also available on this service and are marked as Travel Only.
In line with Covid advice, we are selling tickets for fixed excursions in tables of 2, 4 and compartments of 6.
Excursions for tea/coffee and cake and travel only tickets are as follows:
Excursion 1: Depart Bishops Lydeard at 10:00 and enjoy your journey to Williton, if you purchase an 'including tea/coffee and cake' ticket you will be served your catering on the outward part of your journey. Upon arrival at Williton the engine will run round and then take you back to Bishops Lydeard at 10:55, (in line with the restrictions it will not be possible to alight the service at Williton). You will arrive back in Bishops Lydeard at 11:30
For Travel Only tickets on other running days, please see our timetable page. Catering special tickets for Williton are only available on selected Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Please note that dogs are not permitted in these coaches.
Please note that for all our services this year, tables of 4 and tables of 2 will be in separate coaches, it is therefore only possible to travel in groups of 6 within a compartment. As catering is only provided for tables of 2 and tables of 4 please note that if purchasing one of each, a table of 4 will be in a separate carriage to those who hold a ticket for a table for two, due to social distancing.
If you do not have a printer or a mobile device, please do not purchase your ticket online - contact our main office on 01643 704996 where we will be able to help you.
If you require your tickets to be printed by us, and posted out to you or sent to a station for collection, there will be an administration fee of £2.00 for this service.
By purchasing your tickets through our website you are agreeing to the terms and conditions listed below.
Please ensure you read these carefully.
|Saturday 22nd May 2021||10:00||Tickets available||Book Online|
|Saturday 29th May 2021||10:00||Tickets available||Book Online|
|Wednesday 2nd June 2021||10:00||Tickets available||Book Online|
|Saturday 5th June 2021||10:00||Tickets available||Book Online|
|Wednesday 9th June 2021||10:00||Tickets available||Book Online|
|Saturday 12th June 2021||10:00||Tickets available||Book Online|
|Wednesday 16th June 2021||10:00||Tickets available||Book Online|
|Saturday 19th June 2021||10:00||Tickets available||Book Online|
|Wednesday 23rd June 2021||10:00||Tickets available||Book Online|
|Saturday 26th June 2021||10:00||Tickets available||Book Online|
|Wednesday 30th June 2021||10:00||Tickets available||Book Online|
|Ticket Type||Ticket Price|
|Travel only table of 2||£30.00|
|Travel only table of 4||£60.00|
|Travel only compartment for 6||£90.00|
|Travel with Tea Coffee and Cake Table of 2||£38.00|
|Travel with Tea Coffee and Cake Table of 4||£76.00|
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Condition
Please note that terms and conditions may change due to Government advice nearer the time. We will update the website with any changes as soon as they are received. Those that have purchased a ticket will be contacted via email with changes to any information.
Seating will be assigned to you one week before you travel, this will be sent via email. It will highlight which coach you will be sat in, and which compartment or table has been reserved for you.
Tickets will be sold in tables of 2, tables of 4 and compartments of 6.
Social distancing will be in place and seating will be arranged with the required distance between each table in line with government advice.
All passengers purchasing Tea/Coffee and Cake tickets will be sat in the designated carriages for this service, therefore it will not be possible to seat Travel only ticket holders in these coaches.
Please ensure you book the right tickets, only tickets marked "including Tea Coffee and Cake" will receive this catering option.
Tea Coffee and Cake will only be served in carriages where we have the provisions for tables of 4 and tables of 2, it will not be possible to purchase this option for compartments of 6.
It is vital that we have your personal details for track and trace, please ensure that you complete all fields to assist us with this when booking your tickets.
It is compulsory to wear a mask when in communal spaces on the railway, therefore you must wear a mask in line with government advice on site and on the train. We ask that children also wear a mask if possible.
Please ensure you follow all guidance whilst on site, this is there for your safety. We will have one-way systems in place and plenty of staff to advise you if you are not sure what to do.
In the event that we cancel the service due to unforeseen circumstances or due to the effects of coronavirus, you will be contacted and offered options regarding your ticket. These will include ticket transfers, donations, and refunds.
In the event that you or a family member of the same household is symptomatic of Covid, or you have received a positive test for Covid you must isolate in line with Government advice, you must not travel and can cancel your tickets, we will only be able to issue a refund if we are able to resell your tickets, in the event where we cannot resell your tickets, we will offer a voucher to be used on our services next year. Please ensure that you cancel your tickets as soon as possible by ringing us on 01643 704996.