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Christmas trains in Northern England and Scotland

Christmas trains will be rolling across the North of England and Scotland 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

Isle of Man

Groudle Glen, Isle of Man
Groudle Glen Railway

Mince Pie Trains

Monday 26 December

Telephone: 01624 670453.

North East England

Stanhope, Durham
Weardale Railway

Polar Express Train

Daily, Wednesday 23 November – Friday 23 December

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 December

Telephone: 08000 232383.

Sunniside, Tyne and Wear
Tanfield Railway

North Pole Express Trains

Tuesday 22 – Thursday 24 December

Mince Pie Specials

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 December

Telephone: 08454 634938.

North West England

Bury, Lancashire
East Lancashire Railway

Santa Specials

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01617 647790.

Haverthwaite, Cumbria
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Santa Specials

Telephone: 01539 531594.

Hesketh Bank, Lancashire
West Lancashire Light Railway

Santa Specials

Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01772 815881.

Ravenglass, Cumbria
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Santa Express Trains

Saturday 17 – Thursday 22 December

Telephone: 01229 717171.

Alston, Cumbria
South Tynedale Railway

Santa Specials

Saturday 17 – Tuesday 21 December

Telephone: 01434 381696.

Scotland

Aviemore, Highland
Strathspey Railway

Santa Express Trains

Friday 23 December

Mince Pie Specials

Monday 26 December – Tuesday 3 January

Telephone: 01479 810725.

Bo'ness, West Lothian
Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Hogmanay ‘Black Bun’ Special Trains

Saturday 31 December

Telephone: 01506 825855.

Brechin, Angus
Caledonian Railway

Santa Specials

Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01356 622992.

Yorkshire & Humber

Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Elsecar Heritage Railway

Santa Specials

Saturday 17 – Wednesday 21 December

Mince Pie Specials

Monday 28 December

Telephone: 01226 746746.

Murton, North Yorkshire
Derwent Valley Light Railway – Yorkshire Museum of Farming

Santa Special Train

Thursday 22 & Friday 23 December

Telephone: 01904 489966.

Huddersfield (Clayton West), West Yorkshire
Kirklees Light Railway

Santa Specials

Thursday 22 & Saturday 24 December

Twilight Santa Specials

Friday 16 December

Telephone: 01484 865727.

Keighley, Haworth and Oxenhope, West Yorkshire
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Santa Special Train

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01535 645214.

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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Middleton Railway

Santa Specials

Wednesday 23 & Saturday 24 December

Mince Pie Special

Sunday 1 January

Telephone: 08456 801758.

Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Wensleydale Railway

Santa Specials

Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01677 425805.

Pickering, Grosmont & Whitby, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Santa Specials

Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 December

Telephone: 01751 472508.

Skipton, North Yorkshire
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Santa Trains

Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 December

Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01756 710614.


 

 

 

 

 

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