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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.

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On the platform at Blunsdon Station.
train at Hayes Knoll
Hayes Knoll Station
Steam Services for 2017
unless Special Events are advertised below
Trains run between 10:30am and 4pm
Diesel Services for 2017
unless Special Events are advertised below
Trains run between 10:30am and 4pm
Saturday steam services
Saturdays from 22nd July to 16th September
Sunday steam services
Sundays from 2nd April to 29th October
Saturday diesel services
1st April to 15th July, 23rd September to 21st October

Sunday diesel services
5th to 26th March, 5th to 19th November

Standard Timetable for 2017

Click here for our standard 2017 timetable.
Standard Train Fares for 2016
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 2017

Diesel Service
   26th July    2nd Aug
   9th Aug    16th Aug
   23rd Aug    30th Aug

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

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.
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.
2017 Special Events
November 2017
Santa Specials
Saturday 25th Santa Specials
Sunday 26th Santa Specials
December 2017
Saturday 2nd Santa Specials
Sunday 3rd Santa Specials
Saturday 9th Santa Specials
Sunday 10th Santa Specials
Saturday 16th Santa Specials
Sunday 17th 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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