2018 Santa Specials Timetable

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Please note, if you are booked on a specific Santa Train, (at either -  on the hour or at half past the hour) You need to catch the train that leaves Blunsdon at your booked time for Hayes Knoll Station where Santa's Grotto is located .  If you wish to travel from Taw Valley first, you will need to catch the shuttle train that leaves for Blunsdon half an hour earlier.    For example if you are booked on the 1.30pm Santa Train from Blunsdon, you will need to catch the 1pm Shuttle from Taw Valley.  Full details on the Timetable.

There will be a mobile waiting room with a warming fire at Taw Valley where you may wait for the Shuttle.   Parking is Free in Mouldon Hill Country Park

Santa Timetable


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Blue Timetable

TAW VALLEY HALTdep11.2212.2713.4014.5015.52
HAYES KNOLLarr11.4412.4714.0715.08
HAYES KNOLLdep11.5913.1214.2215.23
TAW VALLEY HALTarr11.0812.1413.2714.3715.38

Yellow Timetable

TAW VALLEY HALTdep10.5212.0013.1614.2715.3316.36
HAYES KNOLLarr11.1612.2213.4314.4915.51
HAYES KNOLLdep11.3112.4713.5815.0416.06
TAW VALLEY HALTarr10.3811.4713.0314.1415.216.22


(1)  Revised or extended timetables will apply on Gala Days. Call 01793 771615 before the event for information or consult our website.
(2) These timetables do not apply to Santa Special services or to evening events.
(3) The lunchtime service to Hayes Knoll (with the notation “Tour” on the timetable) will have an extended time there to allow time to visit the railway’s restoration and maintenance centre.
(4) While every effort will be made to comply with the timetable, the Railway cannot guarantee train times or particular motive power or, in exceptional circumstances, services may have to be suspended.