Welcome to East Somerset Railway

Santa Specials

Santa Specials and Santa By Starlight tickets are selling very fast this year.

We are running more trains this year with more flexibility to book.

Click on the Book Tickets button above or call the ticket office


The offiice telephone 01749 880417 is manned from 10.00am-3.30pm Tuesday - Friday so get in touch if you can't find what you are looking for or email [email protected]


Trains next run on

27 Sep 23

Steam Train (Standard Timetable)

  • 11.00
  • 12.30
  • 14.00
  • 15.30
30 Sep 23

Steam Train & Heritage Diesel Service

  • 11.00
  • 11.45
  • 12.30
  • 14.00
  • 14.45
  • 15.30
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The friendly steam railway

We provide a large, free car park, with a short walk to Cranmore Station.  This main station building houses The Station Cafe and Toilets at ground level, the Ticket Office and Shop at platform level.  For the children there is a Play Area situated next to the Cafe patio, so the adults can enjoy some refreshments while the kids let off steam!
The newly refurbished and re-branded Station Cafe is open Wednesday to Sunday 9:30 - 16:30 and the Office and Shop are open Tuesday-Friday 10.30am-3.30pm. Visit The Station Cafe website here... https://www.bistrocatering.co.uk/the-station-cafe
As well as steam train rides we have many special events for visitors to enjoy throughout our season, plus a variety of dining trains to savour and for the enthusiast footplate experiences, to get up close to the wonder of steam! Our station waiting room replica musuem at the end of the platform, hosts an interesting selection of memorabilia and is one not to miss. 
East Somerset Models is an independent shop based in a small building on the left side of the car park.  They stock a wide range of model railway items and please see their website www.esmodels.co.uk for opening times and further details.

In 2018 The East Somerset Railway won funding by The National Lottery to support projects - visit our news section for updates and more information ESR Wins Lottery Funding


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