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Christmas trains in the Midlands and Wales

Christmas trains will be rolling across the Midlands and Wales during the 2015 holiday season. Catch a Santa Train or ride a specialty Christmas train at a railway near you.

Key to holiday icons

Train ride includes visit with Santa

Official Polar Express train ride

Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.

Holiday illuminations

Christmas shopping excursion

New Year's party or dinner train

East Midlands

Chapel Brampton, Northampton
Northampton & Lamport Railway

Mince Pie Specials

Sunday 27 December

Friday 1 January

Telephone: 01604 820327.

Loughborough, Leicestershire
Great Central Railway

Santa Steam Trains

Saturday 19 – Thursday 24 December

Wednesdays 9 & 16 December

Christmas Holiday Trains

Sunday 27 – Wednesday 30 December

Telephone: 01509 632323.

Ludborough, Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Full English Breakfast Train

Thursday 1 January

Telephone: 01507 363881.

Matlock, Derbyshire
Peak Rail

Santa and Steam Specials

Saturday 19 – Thursday 24 December

Telephone: 01629 580381.

Ripley, Derbyshire
Midland Railway Centre

Santa Specials

Tuesday 22 – Thursday 24 December

Telephone: 01773 570140.

Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
Great Central Railway - Nottingham

Christmas Eve Santa Specials

Thursday 24 December

Winter Holiday Trains

Sunday 27 & Monday 28 December

Telephone: 01159 405705.

Shackerstone, Leicestershire
Battlefield Line Railway

Santa's Christmas Specials

Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 December

Mince Pie Specials

Sunday 27 & Monday 28 December

Wednesday 30 December

Friday 1 January

Telephone: 01827 880754.

Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Santa Specials Trains

Wednesday 23 December

Mince Pie Specials

Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 December

Telephone: 01629 823076.

Wales

Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire
Vale of Rheidol Railway

Santa Trains

Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 December

Telephone: 01970 625819.

Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Welsh Highland Railway

Santa Trains

Tuesday 22 – Wednesday 23 December

Telephone: 01766 516024.

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
Gwili Steam Railway – Rheilffordd Ager y Gwili

Santa's Magical Steam Trains

Saturday 19 – Thursday 24 December

Telephone: 01267 238213.

Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan
Brecon Mountain Railway

Santa Special Family Trains

Saturday 19 – Wednesday 23 December

School trains, select Tuesdays – Fridays

Telephone: 01685 722988.

Porthmadog, Gwynedd
Ffestiniog Railway

Victorian Santa Trains

Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 December

Telephone: 01766 516024.

Tywyn, Gwynedd
Talyllyn Railway

Santa Special Trains

Thursday 24 December

Telephone: 01654 710472.

West Midlands

Brownhills, Staffordshire
Chasewater Railway

Santa Specials

Tuesday 22 – Thursday 24 December

Telephone: 01543 452623.

Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Severn Valley Railway

Santa Steam Specials

Thursday 24 December

Santa Heralds Trains

Monday 21 & Wednesday 23 December

Festive Season Service Trains

Saturday 26 December – Sunday 3 January

Telephone: 01562 757900.

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Foxfield Steam Railway

Santa Specials

Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 December

Telephone: 01782 396210.

Stowe by Chartley, Staffordshire
Amerton Railway

Santa Specials

Thursday 24 December

Telephone: 01785 254919.


 

 

 

 

 

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