Swindon &
Cricklade
Railway

Special events & regular services

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Train services on the Swindon & Cricklade Railway allow visitors to enjoy train rides on weekend days, Public Holidays and School Holiday Wednesdays. The facility to arrange private events also means that parties and groups can visit the Railway at other mutually agreed times.

Event picture
On the platform at Blunsdon Station.
train at Hayes Knoll
Hayes Knoll Station
Steam Services for 2018
unless Special Events are advertised below
Trains run between 10:30am and 3:30pm
Diesel Services for 2018
unless Special Events are advertised below
Trains run between 10:30am and 3:30pm
Saturday steam services
Saturdays from 21st July to 15th September
Sunday steam services
Sundays from 1st April to 28th October
Saturday diesel services
5th May to 14th July, 22nd September to 29th September

Sunday diesel services
4th to 25th March, 4th to 25th November

Standard Timetable for 2018

Click here for our standard 2018 timetable.
Standard Train Fares for 2018
unless Special Events are advertised below
Subject to revision when Taw Valley Halt opens
For steam-hauled trains
Adult £8, Senior £7, Child £6, Family (two adults + two children) £26.

For diesel-hauled trains
Adult £6, Senior £5, Child £4, Family (two adults + two children) £18.
All tickets allow the holder to ride on as many available trains as desired from the time of purchase on the day concerned, with the exception of Santa Specials.
PLEASE NOTE that these fares will be revised for some special events. These fares will be advertised on this web site in advance of the events concerned.

School Holiday Wednesdays
for 2018

Diesel Service
   25th July    1st Aug
   8th Aug    15th Aug
   22nd Aug    29th Aug

Adults £6
Seniors £5
Children £4
Family (2 adult + 2 children) £18

TEACHERS
click here for information about School Group Visits

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Special Events
Trains will operate as above unless otherwise shown in red or advertised on the News page or special page promoting the event.
Steam or diesel haulage will be indicated for Special Event days in the relevant publicity.
Pre-booking
Prior booking is not available for any event unless specially noted below.
Santa Specials An on-line pre-booking facility will be created, and its availability will be announced nearer the time. Visitors will also be able to pay on arrival, subject to the possibility of having to wait during busy times.
2018 Special Events
March 2018
Sunday 11th Mothers' Day
Sunday 18th Kids For A Quid
Friday 30th The Easter Egg-Spress (Diesel)
Saturday 31st The Easter Egg-Spress (Steam)
April 2018
Sunday 1st The Easter Egg-Spress (Steam)
Monday 2nd The Easter Egg-Spress (Diesel)
May 2018
Saturday 5th Kids For A Quid
Saturday 6th Kids For A Quid
Monday 7th Kids For A Quid
Saturday 12th New Members' Weekend
Sunday 13th New Members' Weekend
Saturday 19th Diesel Gala
Sunday 20th Diesel Gala
Saturday 26th Real Ale & Cider Festival
Sunday 27th Real Ale & Cider Festival
Monday 28th Real Ale & Cider Festival
June 2018
Saturday 9th Kids For A Quid
Sunday 10th Kids For A Quid
Friday 15th Murder Mystery Evening
7:30pm start
Sunday 17th Fathers' Day
July 2018
Friday 13th Murder Mystery Evening
7:30pm start
Saturday 14th Kids For A Quid
Sunday 15th Kids For A Quid
Saturday 21st Steam Cider & Sausages
Sunday 22nd Steam Cider & Sausages
August 2018
Saturday 11th Vintage & Sensational 60s Weekend
10:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday 12th Vintage & Sensational 60s Weekend
10:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday 27th Children's Treasure Hunt
Monday 28th Children's Treasure Hunt
Friday 31st Murder Mystery Evening
7:30pm start
September 2018
Saturday 8th 40th Anniversary weekend
Sunday 9th 40th Anniversary weekend
There wil be no Wartime Weekend this year. It is planned to re-introduce the event in 2019 in a new format - details to be announced later.
Saturday 22nd Kids For A Quid
Sunday 23rd Kids For A Quid
Saturday 29th Railways on the Air
Sunday 30th Railways on the Air
October 2018
Friday 26th Halloween Ghost Train
6:00pm - 8:45pm
Saturday 27th Halloween Ghost Train
6:00pm - 8:45pm
December 2018
Saturday 1st Santa Specials
Sunday 2nd Santa Specials
Saturday 8th Santa Specials
Sunday 9th Santa Specials
Saturday 15th Santa Specials
Sunday 16th Santa Specials
Saturday 22nd Santa Specials
Sunday 23rd Santa Specials

If you have any questions regarding our events, or wish to confirm any arrangement, please e-mail as soon as possible in advance.
While every effort will be made to provide events and services as advertised, alterations or cancellations may be necessary at short notice, and the Swindon & Cricklade Railway will not be responsible for any losses so caused.
Private Events
The Railway is always prepared to discuss private events with individuals, groups and organisations. These include visits by groups, clubs and parties, with special trains being run as agreed.
Click here for more information about what we are able to provide

Driving Experience
Ever wanted to drive an engine for yourself? We offer a number of opportunities where you can learn the basics and take the controls of a steam or diesel locomotive. There's more information on a special page on this web site. And don't forget that you can give someone a Driving Experience day as a present! E-mail us for more information.

Moonraker Dining Train
Because of a technical issue with one of the carriages, we are unable to offer events on the Moonraker Dining Train at the moment.This will be resolved as soon as possible and the program reinstated.

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