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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.




Spaces still avaible for:-


Drivers Couses A - 16th August

Booking by phone only


Meals on Rails events

Fish n chip - 5th Aug - SOLD OUT

Curry night - 12th Aug - Spaces still available

Pie n Pint - 19th Aug - Spaces still available

Fish n Chip - 26th Aug - spaces still available

You can book on line or by phoning the office.




Next Running days  


Tuesday 4th  August  - Timetable A - Steam

Wednesday 5th August - Timetable A - Steam - Fish n Chip Evening - SOLD OUT

Thursday 6th August - Timetable A - Steam


Saturday 8th August - Timetable A    - Diesel

Sunday 9th August - Timetable D - Steam & DMU - Vintage Bus Rally

Tuesday 11th August - Timetable A  -Steam

Wednesday 12th August - Timetable A - Steam - Curry Night (Spaces still available)

Thursday 13th August - Timetable A - Steam


Saturday 15th August - Timetable A - Diesel

Sunday 16th August - Timetable D - Steam & DMU  - Steam n Cuisine

Next Event -

Vintage Bus Rally - Sunday 9th August - Bus Timetables from Temple Meads to Park & Ride (Bus Rally) & Park & Ride to Bitton Station now available on the Vintage Bus Rally events page

1940s Weekend - Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September

End of Season Gala - Saturday 17th & Sunday 19th October


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.



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

4th Aug 15 Steam, Timetable A
5th Aug 15 Steam, Timetable A
6th Aug 15 Steam, Timetable A
8th Aug 15 Diesel, Timetable A
9th Aug 15 Steam & Diesel, Timetable D
11th Aug 15 Steam, Timetable A
12th Aug 15 Steam, Timetable A

Forthcoming special events

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' Dining Trains

A First Class Sunday Dining Experience ... more 'steam & cuisine' 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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