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  1. Gatwick Express passenger trains Details
    Gatwick Express is the high speed link between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria. The journey time is just 30 minutes, non-stop and trains depart every 15 minutes throughout the day.

  2. Nexus - Tyne and Wear Metro passenger trains Details
    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.

  3. SPT - Strathclyde Partnership for Transport passenger trains Details
    Glasgow Metro and suburban rail

  4. Snowdon Mountain Railway passenger trains Details
    Majestic Snowdon dominates the glorious, ancient landscape of North Wales. At 3,560ft (1085m) it is a true mountain and a place of legend - said to be the burial place of the giant ogre Rhita, vanquished by King Arthur. Some believe that Arthurís knights still sleep beneath. Since 1896, the Snowdon Mountain Railway has been making it easy to claim this mountain peak as one of your lifetime achievements. In a tremendously ambitious feat of engineering, and uniquely in Britain, a rack and pinion railway was built which rises to within 66ft of the summit of the highest mountain in England and Wales.

  5. Leighton Buzzard Railway passenger trains Details
    Discover the Leighton Buzzard slow train, one of Britain’s leading narrow-gauge heritage railways. We operate what is probably the only substantial survivor of the large number of 2 foot (610mm) gauge light railways built in Britain for industrial use. Opened in 1919 to transport sand, the line has carried a steam-hauled passenger train service since 1968, and now houses one of the largest and most important collections of narrow-gauge stock in the country. In typical light-railway fashion, the line features sharp curves, steep gradients--up to 1:25 (4%)--numerous level crossings of roads, and a long stretch of roadside running, as it follows the local geography, rather than imposing itself on it. There is always something new around the next corner. Today’s Leighton Buzzard Railway offers a 70-minute round trip from Page’s Park to Stonehenge Works, which is in the Bedfordshire countryside to the north of the town. The current track is just under 3 miles (4.8km) long. The original line continued for another 0.75 mile (1 km) to Double Arches, and restoration of this section is a long-term objective.

  6. Bala Lake Railway passenger trains Details
    For a perfect day out, why not ride the narrow-gauge train alongside the largest natural lake in Wales? Bala Lake Railway (Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid) offers a delightful 9 mile return journey alongside Llyn Tegid, through the beautiful and natural Snowdonia National Park.

  7. DCDR - Downpatrick & County Down Railway passenger trains Details
    The railway is Northern Ireland's only standard gauge (i.e. full size) heritage railway and is based in the county town of Down. The railway was founded in 1985 with the intention of rebuilding the entire former Belfast and County Down Railway branch line to Ardglass. However, it soon became apparent that this was an unrealistic goal and instead the railway was or is being rebuilt to Inch Abbey and Ballydugan - both of which are on the former BCDR Belfast to Newcastle main line.

  8. The West Somerset Railway passenger trains Details
    The West Somerset Railway recaptures the era of the branch line country railway in the days of steam. Enjoy 20 miles of glorious Somerset scenery as the train gently rolls back the years on its journey beside the Quantock Hills to the Bristol Channel coast. Just sit back in your seat and watch the steam and the countryside drift past the window. The West Somerset Railway seeks to recreate the atmosphere of a Great Western Railway branch line. There are ten restored stations along the route, each having its own individual charm and character; many have signalboxes, engine sheds, museums, displays, steam engines and other rolling stock to see. From Bishops Lydeard, trains run beside the Quantock Hills northwards to the Bristol Channel coast at Watchet and Blue Anchor. The end of the line is the holiday town of Minehead.

  9. L&HR - The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway passenger trains Details
    The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, at the southern end of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, UK. Ride on the train and help to preserve steam on one of the last Furness railway branch lines.

  10. Groudle Glen Railway passenger trains Details
    Located in Groudle Glen near Onchan on the east side of the Isle of Man. Groudle Glen Railway is a 2ft narrow gauge railway, originally built in the spring of 1896 for the surge of summertime tourists visiting the area. The railway runs from Lonely Valley (Lhen Coan in Manx) to the headland and around the coast.

  11. Epping Ongar Railway passenger trains Details
    The Epping Ongar Railway runs through 6 miles of beautiful Essex countryside.

  12. Lynton & Barnstaple Railway passenger trains Details
    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!

  13. Gwili Steam Railway passenger trains Details
    The volunteer run Gwili Steam Railway, is the only steam standard gauge railway operating in South West Wales. The Gwili Railway is a living reminder of a Great Western Railway branch line set in the breathtaking Carmarthenshire hills. The trip down memory lane starts at Bronwydd Arms Station, and the steam train follows the route, originally taken by the Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line to a delightful halt at Danycoed.

  14. Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway passenger trains Details
    The Railway has run from Fairbourne village to Penrhyn Point since 1895. The line is situated on the Mid-Wales coast on the South side of the Mawddach Estuary. Fairbourne village is located halfway between Tywyn and Dolgellau, just off the A493. It is served by both the Cambrian Coast railway, operated by Arriva, and by Arriva Cymru's No 28 bus service. From Barmouth quayside you can catch the pedestrian Ferry and connect with the train at Penrhyn Point.

  15. KWVR - Keighley & Worth Valley Railway passenger trains Details
    Step back in time and enjoy a train ride through the heart of Bronte country. Most services are operated by steam trains, but the railway also serves the local community, with many people using the morning diesel railcar services to do their shopping in Keighley. The steep gradient up the Worth Valley from the Keighley terminus has been a challenge for locomotives ever since the line opened on 15th April 1867. When British Railways closed the line in 1962, local people and railway enthusiasts joined forces to try and save it. A Preservation Society was formed and, after many years of volunteer struggle, the line finally re-opened to passenger traffic in 1968.

     
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