Avon Valley Railway
...a whole new experience or nostalgic journey, fun for all the family
Enjoy a trip back in time with steam engine train journeys along the Avon Valley railway which is centred around the lovingly restored Bitton station on the outskirts of the town of Keynsham.
Part of the original Midland Railway between Bath and Bristol, the Bitton station area was leased from the British Rail Property Board from 1972 to 1977 and later from 1977 the whole of the area was leased. The Bristol Suburban Railway Society was incorporated into the Bitton Railway Company Ltd to preserve, operate and exhibit for the public benefit the line and its trains and equipment and to foster interest in railway preservation.
Trains run every Sunday and many days throughout the school holidays . There are many events throughout the year such as Thomas the Tank Engine days but also check out the following:
Learn to Drive
Steam and Cuisine
Real Ale Festival
Teddy Bears Picnic
The railway can also be booked for children’s parties with seating reserved in one of the 1950’s railway carriages. Also look out for special gala’s and Christmas events such as Sherry and Mince Pies and Santa Specials.
Check the website for further details.
Other attractions in the area:
Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015