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    • Our station cafe is back open, for Take away only 9am – 4pm every day

    • TRAINS ARE BACK FROM SATURDAY 22 MAY!!

    • Our Craft & Plant sale is now postponed – New date will be announced soon

  • Welcome to The Avon Valley Railway

    Opened in 1869 by the Midland Railway as a through-route between Birmingham and the South Coast the line was later linked to the iconic Somerset & Dorset Railway. Closed under the Beeching Axe of the 1960's the Avon Valley Railway was preserved by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Today, 40 years on, three miles of track has been re-laid, locomotives and carriages restored, and the sound of steam can once again be heard along the Avon Valley.

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    Latest News

    • Job Vacancy!

      Permanent Way & Lineside Operative 2 days a week • £22 - £23.5k FTE depending on experience (Will involve both weekday and weekend working a...

      04th May 2021
    • UPDATE ON TRAINS

      NO TRAINS UNTIL 22 MAY We are really sorry to have to announce that we wont be able to run train services until 22 May. We had hoped to be able to...

      27th April 2021
    • Culture Recovery Fund award

      AVON VALLEY RAILWAY TO RECEIVE £97,400 FROM SECOND ROUND OF THE GOVERNMENT’S CULTURE RECOVERY FUND The Avon Valley Railway in Bitton, South Glou...

      02nd April 2021
    • AVR and S&D link

      Joint statement from the Avon Valley Railway Heritage Trust and Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust We are delighted to announce that we have come, in ...

      01st April 2021
    • We're Good to Go!

      We have successfully applied for the 'Good to Go' mark from Visit England in recognition of our efforts to make the railway Covid-secure. You'll see ...

      23rd July 2020
    • Join our team!

      We're always on the lookout for more people to join our team of volunteers. At the moment we're specifically looking for people to help us on our t...

      04th November 2016
    • DATA PROTECTION

      Data Protection To process our online bookings we use a third-party ticketing provider called QuayTickets which is the trading name of The Lowry Ce...

      24th May 2018
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