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No.15 'Earl David' crosses the River Avon - copyright George Aldridge

Welcome to the Avon Valley Railway’s virtual home. On this website you can find lots of information, including our timetable and operating calendar, details of our special events, information for group organisers, what you can see and do when you visit and how to find us. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact our team, who are happy to assist.

Looking for that extra special gift? Why not buy a gift voucher or book them on to any one of our events. We have the exhilarating Driver Experience Courses, the leisurely Steam ‘n’ Cuisine or Bistro dining trains or the mind-boggling Murder Mystery. We also produce gift vouchers for use in the gift shop, buffet or against standard travel, contact us for more information.  

The station site and Buffet remains open during our non-operating days, serving delicious meals and light snacks from 9am until 4pm.

For booking enquiries and visitor information, our station office is open Monday to Friday during normal office hours.

Next Running days 

Sunday 31st May - Timetable D - Steam & Diesel Railcar

Wednesday 3rd June - Timetable A - Steam 

Friday 5th June - SORRY NO TRAINS TODAY - Summer Beer Festival 

Saturday 6th June - Timetable A - Diesel - Summer Beer Festival 

Sunday 7th June - Timetable A - Steam 

Wednesday 10th June - Timetable A - Steam

Saturday 13th June - SORRY NO TRAINS TODAY - Driver Experience Course B - Fully Booked

Sunday 14th June - Timetable D - Steam & Diesel Railcar - Steam & Cuisine Sunday lunch train - Spaces still available 

Wednesday 17th June - Timetable A - Steam

Saturday 20th June - SORRY NO TRAINS TODAY - Driver Experience Course A - Limited Spaces

Sunday 21st June - Timetable A - Steam

Wednesday 24th June - Timetable A - Steam

Saturday 27th June - SORRY NO TRAINS TODAY - Driver Experience Course A - Fully Booked

Sunday 28th June - Timetable A -Steam


Help us rebuild our 'Bristol Steam Engine'

We are currently fundraising to restore our steam engine Avonside 0-6-0ST 1798 'Edwin Hulse' intime for its 100th birthday and the centenary of the Great War for which the engine was originally ordered in 2018.

If you would like to learn more and donate or even sponser a part of the engine please visit






Entrance to the station site is FREE
(Souvenir platform tickets available at 50p each)


  Steam days Diesel days
Adults £7.50 £6.50
Over 60s £6.50 £5.50
Children (5-14) £5.50 £5.00
Family (2 Adults and 4 children) £21.50 £18.00


For safety reasons all children under the age of 14 travelling on the train must be accompanied by a fare paying adult. Tickets provide unlimited travel on the day of issue except for special events (Timetable C). (All events subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.




The Music Train offers a train ride and live music both on the train and in the buffet afterwards. For details of when our music train is running, please click here for full details.


Commercial & Business Manager Vacancy - interested in helping us to continue developing our commercial activities? Read more.

The Avon Valley Railway is more than just a train ride, offering a whole new experience for some or a nostalgic memory for others. It's a real treat for the whole family! Read on for more details of our upcoming events...


Timetabled days

30th May 15 Diesel, Timetable A
31st May 15 Steam & Diesel, Timetable D
3rd Jun 15 Steam, Timetable A
6th Jun 15 Diesel, Timetable A
7th Jun 15 Steam, Timetable A
10th Jun 15 Steam, Timetable A
14th Jun 15 Steam & Diesel, Timetable D

Santa Special

Steam into Christmas with the Avon Valley Railway Ho-ho-ho! Come and see Santa on the Avon Valley Railway! Every child wants to see Father Christmas at Christmas time, but busy shops with long queues full of children waiting up to a couple of hours can quickly drain you of your Christmas cheer. ... more santa special information

'Steam & Cuisine' First Class Dining Trains

A First Class Sunday Dining Experience ... more 'steam & cuisine' first class dining trains information

Driver Experience Courses

Was your childhood dream to drive a steam locomotive? Well, here's your chance! We run a series of half and full day courses giving you the chance of a lifetime to realise your dream - to drive and fire a steam locomotive. ... more driver experience courses information

Murder Mystery on the Avon Valley Express

Set within the classic detective genre, you are invited to join us for an evening of mystery and murder. The victim(s) and suspects will gather just before departure on the station platform for an exciting evening aboard the Avon Valley Express. ... more murder mystery on the avon valley express information

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