Heathrow Express is the non-stop rail link to Heathrow Airport. With trains leaving every 15 minutes and taking just 15 minutes, Heathrow Express is the fastest way to get to the airport.
Nexus - Tyne and Wear Metro
There are 59 Metro stations serving Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North and South Tyneside. Stations are at the heart of both Newcastle and Sunderland city centres, so getting around couldn't be easier.
Derbyshire Dales Narrow Gauge Railway
The railway’s eventual goal is to run from the peak-rail park, to the engine shed. At the moment, it only runs around half this length but this will change in the future. A new stock book, including all the information on the current stock of rolling stock, is obtainable from Peak Rail Matlock Shop, Peak Rail Rowsley Shop and Park side station. This line (around nine hundred yards in total) will pass through peak-rails bustling Rowsley site, through woodland, past wildlife, and will arrive at Rowsley shed. The railway is almost halfway to achieving its goal, and is now running passenger services.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
The Isle of Wight once boasted 54 miles of railway, most of which was closed between 1952 and 1966. However its unique atmosphere has been perfectly preserved by the largely volunteer-run Isle of Wight Steam Railway, which began operating trains in 1971. The Railway is truly a journey back in time - a living, breathing museum! All of our carriages and most of our locomotives have spent much of their working lives here on the Island. They have all been painstakingly restored to pristine condition and are the hallmark of our delightful railway. Our oldest locomotive was built in 1876 and carriages date back to 1864! The railway runs five miles from Wootton, through Havenstreet and Ashey, to Smallbrook Junction, which is the interchange with Island Line's electric trains that run from Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head (Connecting with the Wightlink high-speed catamaran service from Portsmouth Harbour).
EKR - East Kent Railway
The White Cliffs Colliery Line. The East Kent Railway was constructed between 1911 and 1917 to serve the growing number of coal mines that were being sunk in the East Kent area. The consortium of mine and land owners envisaged a line that would link the collieries with the main line and a new port at Richborough. In fact, although Richborough became an important port during World War 1, the line did not cross the River Stour until after the war, by which time the port was in decline. Branch lines to Canterbury, Deal and Birchington were planned but never completed. The railway today runs from Shepherdswell to Eythorne, a four mile round trip.
CRS - Corris Railway Society
Official site of the Corris Railway Society giving the history, current position and future aspirations of a Narrow Gauge Steam Railway that saw passenger services resumed on June 3rd 2002 - the last being January 1930.
Welshpool &; Llanfair Light Railway
A 16 mile return journey by steam train through the foothills of Wales. The railway was built in the opening years of the 20th Century, opening in 1903 to link the rural communities to the market town of Welshpool. The gauge of 2 foot 6 inches allowed for tight curves and steep gradients following the contours of the countryside. Operated initially by the Cambrian Railways, the W&L was taken over by the Great Western Railway and British Railways being run with less and less hope of profit. After 1931 only freight was carried until eventual closure in 1956. In 1963 a group of enthusiasts rallied round and reopened the line, searching world wide for suitable rolling stock.
Welcome to Dorset's premier standard gauge preserved steam railway. The award-winning Swanage Railway currently operates on the six miles of track between Swanage and Norden, through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle. The goals of the Swanage Railway Trust (the controlling body of the Swanage Railway) are to restore the rail link between Swanage and Wareham, re-establishing a daily service to connect with main line trains, and to create a comprehensive historical record of steam railways and steam technology in Southern England. This goal was brought a step closer on 3rd January 2002 when the remaining sections of track were laid at Norden. A special service operated on 8th September 2002 when the first through train from the main line at Wareham visited Swanage.
Vale of Rheidol Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway is one of the Great Little Trains of Wales, and was the last steam railway owned by British Rail until it was privatised in 1989. Opened in 1902, it was originally built to serve the lead mines in the Rheidol Valley. Passengers and timber also formed the mainstay of traffic on the 1ft 11¾ in gauge route which passes through some of the most rugged terrain of any railway in the United Kingdom. Despite the narrow gauge of the rails, the locomotives and carriages - built at the Great Western Railway's Swindon Works - are as wide as their standard gauge equivalents. The VoR Railway runs for 11¾ miles from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge. The terminus is adjacent to the national network station at Aberystwyth, and on the hour-long journey passengers have spectacular views of the wooded Rheidol Valley - views unseen for decades until the VoRR began its renovation programme ten years ago. This programme continues today, and will see more views opened up for VoRR passengers, and improved facilities at both terminal stations.
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
First opened in 1898, the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in North Devon was originally one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways. Passengers can now travel along part of the original route within the Exmoor National Park above the Heddon Valley near Parracombe. Visitors are once again able to experience a taste of what will hopefully one day become one of the ultimate heritage railway experiences of the world!
ESR - East Somerset Railway
The East Somerset Railway (ESR) is an ex-Great Western Railway branchline running through the Mendip hills near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Steam trains run all year, with a 5-mile round trip through the rolling countryside. The East Somerset Railway was inaugarated in 1855 and opened as a broad-gauge line from Witham on the Westbury to Weymouth line to Shepton Malletin 1858, extending to Wells in 1862. Unfortunately, the line was not commercially successful and it was sold to the Great Western Railway in 1874. The railway continued on GWR and then BR hands, essentially unchanged, until 1963 when passenger services were withdrawn. Freight traffic was also reduced and the line cutback. Bitumen trains continued to Cranmore until 1985 and stone trains still use the branch as far as Merehead Quarry.
GWR - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
The GWR is an all-volunteer steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds. Since 1981, the volunteers have restored over 10 miles of line, together with platforms, buildings, steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock. In addition to a scheduled service, the GWR hosts a number of galas and enthusiasts’ events throughout the year, including our popular Santa Specials.
SVRS - Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Based on the site of Blunsdon Station between Swindon and Cirencester, the line uses part of the trackbed of the former Midland & South Western Junction Railway. The Swindon & Cricklade Railway will now be extending its line southwards towards the future Mouldon Hill Country Park, where there will be a new station, and Northwards to an initial goal of South Meadow Lane. The Northern extension will provide an immediately-usable extension to its running line.
RHDR - The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
First opened to traffic in July 1927 as the 'World's Smallest Public Railway' and now covering a distance of 13.5 miles from the picturesque Cinque Port of Hythe, near the channel tunnel, to the fishermans cottages and lighthouses at Dungeness.