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Christmas trains in the Midlands and Wales

Christmas trains will be rolling across the Midlands and Wales during the 2016 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

Santa's Special Trains

Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01604 820327.

Loughborough, Leicestershire
Great Central Railway

Santa Steam Trains

Saturday 17 – Saturday 24 December

Christmas Day Train

Sunday 25 December

Christmas Holiday Trains

Sunday 26 – Saturday 31 December

Telephone: 01509 632323.

Ludborough, Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Full English Breakfast Train

Thursday 1 January

Telephone: 01507 363881.

Matlock, Derbyshire
Peak Rail

Santa Steam Specials

Saturday 17 – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01629 580381.

Ripley, Derbyshire
Midland Railway Centre

Santa Specials

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 December

Mince Pie Trains

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 December

New Year Trains

Saturday 31 December – Monday 2 January

Telephone: 01773 570140.

Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
Great Central Railway - Nottingham

Christmas Eve Santa Specials

Saturday 24 December

Winter Holiday Trains

Tuesday 27 – Thursday 29 December

Telephone: 01159 405705.

Shackerstone, Leicestershire
Battlefield Line Railway

Santa's Christmas Specials

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 December

Mince Pie Specials

Thursday 29 – Sunday 1 January

Telephone: 01827 880754.

Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Santa Trains

Tuesday 21 – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01629 823076.

Wales

Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire
Vale of Rheidol Railway

Santa Trains

Wednesday 21 – Friday 23 December

Telephone: 01970 625819.

Barry, Glamorgan
Barry Tourist Railway

Santa Special Trains

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Telephone: 01446 748816.

Blaenavon, Monmouthshire
Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway

Santa Specials

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Wednesday 21 December

Telephone: 01495 792263.

Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Welsh Highland Railway

Santa Trains

Thursday 22 & Friday 23 December

Telephone: 01766 516024.

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
Gwili Steam Railway – Rheilffordd Ager y Gwili

Santa's Magical Steam Trains

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01267 238213.

Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan
Brecon Mountain Railway

Santa Specials

Saturday 17 – Friday 23 December

School trains operate selected weekdays

Telephone: 01685 722988.

Porthmadog, Gwynedd
Ffestiniog Railway

Victorian Santa Trains

Thursday 22 December

Telephone: 01766 516024.

Tywyn, Gwynedd
Talyllyn Railway

Santa Special Trains

Saturday 24 December

Carol Train

Friday 16 December

Telephone: 01654 710472.

West Midlands

Brownhills, Staffordshire
Chasewater Railway

Santa Specials

Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01543 452623.

Cheddleton, Staffordshire
Churnet Valley Railroad

Santa & Steam Trains

Wednesday 22 – Saturday 24 December

Post Christmas Lunch Train

Tuesday 27 December

Christmas Winter Warmer

Tuesday 28 December

New Year's Winter Warmer

Tuesday 31 December

Telephone: 01538 750755.

Rudyard (near Leek), Staffordshire
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Santa Express Special Steam Trains

Saturday 17 – Friday 23 December

Telephone: 01995 672280.

Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Severn Valley Railway

Santa Steam Specials

Saturday 24 December

Santa Heralds Trains

Tuesday 21 – Friday 23 December

Festive Season Service Trains

Monday 26 December – Monday 2 January

Telephone: 01562 757900.

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Foxfield Steam Railway

Santa Specials

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01782 396210.

Stowe by Chartley, Staffordshire
Amerton Railway

Santa Specials

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01785 254919.

Telford, Shropshire
Telford Steam Railway

Polar Express Trains

Friday 16 – Friday 23 December

Telephone: 01952 503880.


 

 

 

 

 

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