Your journey can start and end at any of our stations - most people choose to begin their day at our Wansford Station at Stibbington or at Peterborough Station adjacent to Railworld Wildlife Haven - however, you can also join the train at any of our other stations; Orton Mere, Overton (For Ferry Meadows) or Yarwell. Tickets can be pre-purchased from the web site or purchased on the day at our stations or from one of our TTI's (Travelling Ticket Inspectors). (Please note that some Special Events may require pre-purchased tickets only).
Disabled Facilities: Full access is provided to most locations for disabled persons and most trains have a specially adapted carriage. Disabled toilet facilities are available at Wansford.
Please note that our Swedish Railcar is unable to facilitate wheelchairs. This is due to the style of the railcar which sees her access doors sitting lower than the platform and ramps unable to be fitted. We can assist with boarding and alighting for those able to step down and and up as needed.
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Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power is available, the Nene Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances require. This may see Heritage Diesel Locomotives in service.
Check out our locomotive roster for up to date information;
Check our calender for timetables and tickets - all tickets are Rover Tickets (unless otherwise specified) - allowing you to spend the day exploring our railway. Unless specified - on the day tickets may be purchased but please check our calendar for updates and Special Events.
Wansford Station - visit our main Station where you can enjoy a shed tour (please note Shed Tours need to be pre-booked by telephone and are £2 per person - PLEASE NOTE THAT WE REQUIRE AT LEAST ONE WEEKS NOTICE), our staff will show you current restoration projects being worked on and will be happy to answer your questions. Visit also our Second Hand Book carriage which boasts a wealth of second hand books on all things railway, enjoy a snack or something more substantial in our cafe and dont forget to pop into our Gift Shop which is open on all running days.
Overton Station - visit our lovely Station building with its newly re-constructed canopy. The station building is an original Victorian Great Northern Railway good office which has been moved brick by brick from Fletton, the canopy supported by cast iron columns recovered from Pinchbeck Station. The Station boasts a new Victorian Tea Room - where you can enjoy a traditional English menu including cream and high teas.
Whilst at the Station why not make your way to the station yard and visit the postal exhibits and try your hand at sorting the mail in our historic mail coaches.
Ferry Meadows Country Park from our Overton Station.
Extend your day by alighting at our station Overton for Ferry Meadows - where a short walk will take you in to Ferry Meadows - enjoy a walk around the park or take a boat ride on The Captains Folly.
Orton Mere for Thorpe Meadows
After alighting the train at our Orton Mere Station make your way over the foot bridge crossing Orton Lock where you can find many walks and cycle pathways - turn left and take a leisurly walk along a tree lined avenue into Ferry Meadows, or turn right and make your way to Thorpe Meadows where you can find a Sculpture Walk near to the Rowing Lake. We recommend bringing a picnic - or purchase light refreshments from our Station before enjoying this scenic area.
Railworld Wildlife Haven
Arriving at our Peterborough Station you will find Railworld Wildlife Haven. Railworld has a large collection items to explore, cross their bridge across the river into the Wildlife haven where you can find many types of wildlife. Railworld also hosts a large interactive model railway for children and adults of all ages to enjoy.
Peterborough Cathedral is a short walk from our station - the cathedrals history dates as far back as the Roman Period and is the final resting place of Katherine of Aragon - first wife of Henry VIII.