Apedale Valley Light Railway

Apedale Valley Light Railway

Last Updated on April 15, 2024 by Suzy McCullough

Apedale Valley Light Railway is located in Chesterton near Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. It is a 2’0″ inch narrow gauge railway with historic diesel and steam locomotives.

Things to do at Apedale Valley Light Railway

The railway is currently only a few metres long although they have big plans to extend the railway. Passengers can join their trains at their station located next to the Apedale Heritage Centre. A round trip takes around 15 minutes.

On days when steam locos are running they can arrange tours of the main loco shed where visitors can see many of the Trust’s large collection of locomotives. You can also visit the Apedale Heritage Centre which is a museum with free, entry, there is a cafe and there are tours of a genuine coal mine.

Throughout the year the railway runs special events for all ages and interest groups. events may include a Teddy bear outing, Military trains, classic car days and more. These may cost more than their normal entrance fee.

Further Information

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Narrow gauge steam or diesel train rides with a free museum nearby and annual events. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

Adult returns are £4, children aged 3-15 are £2, children aged under 3 are free and family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is parking.

When are they open?

Trains run every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday from April until October. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs Travel free but must be on a lead and travel at their owner’s risk.

Are they accessible?

Information on accessibility

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