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East Kent Railway

Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD, England
+44 1304 832042
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Great Value!

I had planned on visiting the East Kent Railway as I was staying in the area. I travelled down on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
therichastill
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Fantastic Fish & Chip Supper Evening

On 27th May as a group of 9 (age range 6-69) we were lucky enough to experience a fish & chip... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
markandsarah8
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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The East Kent Railway is run solely by volunteers to preserve the last remaining part of the Kent Coalfields  trains currently run from Shepherdswell to Eythorne (a round trip of 4 miles). On some special event days trains will also run on the Wigmore Lane extension. The Railway is also home to the EPB group who preserve and restore Southern Region electric trains.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 16:00
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Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD, England
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+44 1304 832042
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had planned on visiting the East Kent Railway as I was staying in the area. I travelled down on the A2 and if you take a left turn there it brings you out at Shepherdswell which is very close to the South Eastern main...More

2  Thank therichastill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On 27th May as a group of 9 (age range 6-69) we were lucky enough to experience a fish & chip supper experience with East Kent Railway. Our host Josh was very welcoming and made us all feel completely relaxed. Alan's choice of beverages in...More

2  Thank markandsarah8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful little place. Went here today to take a look and was pleasantly surprised. Lovely little model railway in an old train carriage. Little electric trains you can ride on. Museums. Coffee shop. Toilets. You can take a train ride to Eythorne. Takes...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good day out for kids and train lovers run on a non profit basis buisy on days when trains are running.

2  Thank Anthony T
Reviewed 20 May 2017

On 6th May 2017 I had a full driving experience as a present from my wife. I have been driving steam locomotives experiences for many years and this the first diesel engine. I arrived at 9am with my wife and daughter. I was greeted by...More

2  Thank SAandGA
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Having come to the Halloween train of terror and the christmas train trip we definetly wanted to come back. Luckily for us, we won a trip on their raffle. We had won the chance for our dad to have a morning learning to drive one...More

2  Thank chunk M
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We visited last year and could not wait to come back again this year. We had a lovely day out and it was also great to see some more play activities for the children at Eyethorne station such as the bouncy castle and play house...More

2  Thank Louise D
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on easter Saturday and I must say we had a fantastic time. The volunteers did an amazing jobmak8ng sure everything ran smoothly. There has also been a lot of improvements to the site since we last visited. Our boys enjoyed the easter hunt at...More

1  Thank David F
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at the EKR Easter event, which was offering rides for £1.  Amazing value and loads to do. We bought our tickets as soon as we arrived and were told we would be able to go on the 12 pm train...More

1  Thank Rmummy
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We visited today for their £1 event. I've passed many times but thought we would visit as my 2 1/2 year old loves trains. I was absolutely shocked how much was was going on and how busy it was at both stations. An absolutely great...More

1  Thank Bishenden
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
indcind
Does anyone know if dogs are allowed on the railway?
26 September 2015|
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Response from Callum L | Property representative |
Yes,Dogs are more than welcome to travel with us on our services, although we do ask that they are kept on their leads. Callum Laing Events & Marketing Manager East Kent Railway Trust
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