Getting Around

Accessibility

Accessibility

  • Lakeside Station is approximately 130m from the Moors Valley Visitor Centre and Kingsmere Station is approximately 450m. There is level access to both stations.
  • Seats on the railway carriages must be straddled. Please face forward and keep your head, hands and feet inside the carriage at all times.
  • There is wheelchair access onto the platforms, however all passengers will have to transfer directly into the carriage for the journey. Unfortunately, our railway carriages are unable to accommodate wheelchairs.
  • There is a luggage carriage for pushchairs at the front of most trains. Alternatively, if you are making a round trip, pushchairs can be left in the pushchair park at Kingsmere Station, or on the platform at Lakeside Station.
  • For safety reasons, no dogs (except guide dogs or assistance dogs) are allowed on the train.
  • Trains usually terminate at Kingsmere Station. The exit is via a stepped footbridge. If you wish to continue your journey back to Lakeside Station, you will also need to disembark and change platforms via the footbridge to rejoin the train. Should you have difficulty using the footbridge, please discuss alternative options with the guard.
  • There are toilet facilities, including accessible toilets, at Kingsmere Station. Additional accessible toilets are available at the nearby Moors Valley Golf and Activity Centre. The nearest toilet facilities to Lakeside Station, including accessible toilets and baby changing facilities, can be found at the Moors Valley Visitor Centre.

Other useful information

  • Steam locomotives emit smoke, steam and ash and also have loud whistles.
  • Children under 8 must be accompanied.
  • You can commence a return or single journey from both Kingsmere or Lakeside stations.
  • At quiet times, only Lakeside Station may be open and only round (return) trips will be available.
  • Tickets will be clipped before boarding the train. Please keep return tickets so they can be clipped again on your return journey.
  • In the event of wet weather, child and adult ponchos are available to purchase at Kingsmere Station gift shop.