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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

  • Saturday 18th April - Timetable  A - Diesel
  • Sunday 19th April - Timetable A - Steam
  • Saturday 25th April - Timetable A - Diesel
  • Sunday 26th April - Timetable D - Steam & Diesel Railcar

Sunday 26th April is also our Volunteers Day

Come and meet some of our teams of friendly volunteers, they love to have a chat about what they do to help us keep our Heritage Railway running.

If you have ever thought about joining us come along, we are aways after more volunteers

from 11am to 4pm




Bob Hitchings

We regret to announce the death of our much loved former Chairman Bob Hitchings. It is anticipated

that his funeral will be held at the railway and all who knew him will be welcome to attend. His

passing was very sudden and full details of the funeral will be posted when known.


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

25th Apr 15 Diesel, Timetable A
26th Apr 15 Steam & Diesel, Timetable D
2nd May 15 Diesel, Timetable A
3rd May 15 Steam, Timetable A
4th May 15 Steam & Diesel, Timetable D
17th May 15 Steam, Timetable A
23rd May 15 Diesel, Timetable A

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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