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Train services on the Swindon & Cricklade Railway allow visitors to enjoy train rides on most 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.

Hayes Knoll Station
Steam Services for 2014

Trains run between 10:30am and 4pm
Diesel Services for 2014
unless Special Events are advertised below
Trains run between 10:30am and 4pm
Sunday steam services
Sunday steam services are subject to change this year. Please look for announcements on the News Page.
Saturdays from 15th March to 25th October
Sundays unless steam services are advertised on the News Page.
Timetables for 2014
Click here for steam and diesel service timetables
for each 2014 operating day

Please note that we will not be operating steam services for a while, with diesel services taking their place. Please look for announcements on the News Page. Timetables subject to revision when Taw Valley Halt opens
Standard Train Fares for 2014
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) £24.

For diesel-hauled trains
Adult £6, Senior £5, Child £4:50, 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 2014

Diesel Service
   9th April    16th April
   28th May    30th July
   6th August    13th Aug
   20th Aug    27th Aug
   29th Oct    

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 necessary for any event unless specially noted below.
Some Dining Events on the Moonraker Dining Train require pre-booking. Please use the email links shown below. Note that Dining Events take place in special carriages attached to the normal service train, where no pre-booking is required.
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.
Other events Tickets may be pre-purchased if required. Please use this email link to state your requirements, allowing a minimum of four working days for processing and posting.
2014 Special Events
November 2014
Sunday 23rd Christmas Wine & Dine
on the Moonraker
Pre-booking required - email here
Saturday 29th Santa Specials
Sunday 30th Santa Specials
December 2014
Saturday 6th Santa Specials
Sunday 7th Santa Specials
Saturday 13th Santa Specials
Sunday 14th Santa Specials
Saturday 20th Santa Specials
Sunday 21st Santa Specials
2015 Special Events
Click here to print out a PDF of our 2015 Special Events list as at November 2014. This will be added to this page early next year when all details are confirmed.

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
Moonraker set
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.

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