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Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

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Type: Steam Railway

Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Cornwall’s only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives.

Relax in style and enjoy a leisurely 13 mile round trip through beautiful countryside, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone age, as the era of a Cornish branch line in the 1950s reveals itself during the course of your journey.

Trains operate between Bodmin Parkway station – where connections can be made directly with main line railway services – and Boscarne Junction via Bodmin General, the line’s main station where free coach and car parking is available.

Passenger train services operate between February and December, and run daily from June to September. There are normally between four and six return trains each day between Bodmin General and Bodmin Parkway/Boscarne Junction. The majority of services are steam hauled, though trains on Saturdays are normally diesel hauled (steam in August).

Special events are also held throughout the year – Steam and Diesel Galas, a Branch Line Weekend and several family-orientated events, including an “Easter Egg-travaganza” and the visit of Peppa Pig to Bodmin!

The Railway also operates a number of steam-hauled special trains through the season – including ‘Murder Mystery Evening Specials’, ‘Steam Beer & Jazz’ trains, a Luxury Dining Train and, during December, our very popular Santa by Steam specials.

The Bodmin & Wenford Railway looks forward to welcoming you. Come and discover Cornwall’s railway heritage at its very best – a great “attracktion” for all the family!

Contact Details

Bodmin General Station
Lostwithiel Road
Bodmin
CORNWALL
PL31 1AQ

Tel: +44 01208 73555

Fax: +44 01208 77963

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.00 per ticket
Child 3 to 16£6.00 per ticket
Child under 3Free
Family (1+2)£22.00 per ticket
Family (2+upto 4)£33.00 per ticket
Senior Citizen£11.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014
31/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

Facilities

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Large groups not accepted on Enthusiast gala days or during "Friends of Thomas the Tank" festival; minimum of 24 hours' notice required; private charters available.

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Facilities at ticket office.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Sandwiches, snacks, cakes, pasties, ice cream and beverages, capacity 30-80; also licensed bar on train.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 03:00
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 150
  • Min group size - 10
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Road Directions

Coming by Road
Bodmin General Has limited FREE parking for passengers. Please allow at least 15 minutes to park, purchase tickets and find your seats on the train. Additional 'pay & display' parking can be found in Victoria Square (behind Cornwall's Regimental Museum) or down the hill in Priory Park Car Park.

The station is ½-mile from the town centre (on the B3268 Lostwithiel Road) and well signposted from the A30, A38 and A389 leading to the town. Follow the brown tourist signs with the steam engine logo. Sat Nav postcode – PL31 1AG.

Public Transport Directions

RAIL: Main line train services operate to Bodmin Parkway, where there is easy cross-platform interchange with Bodmin & Wenford Railway services. Through tickets to the BWR are available from main line booking offices. Further information about main line services can be obtained from National Rail Enquiries (08457 48 49 50), and NOT from the BWR.

BUS: Western Greyhound bus services 555, 529 and 593 stop outside Bodmin General Station. Through tickets to the BWR are available. Timetable and fare information available from Western Greyhound direct (Tel: 01637 871 871 or see www.westerngreyhound.com).