South Downs Light Railway

Train Times, Fares and Events


ADULTS (15+) - £2 or Saver Ticket (4 rides £6)

CHILDREN (2yr to 14yr) – £1.50 or Saver Ticket (4 rides £4.50)

UNDER 2s – Free!!

South Downs Belle (limited availability) ADULTS £3, CHILDREN £2

There is no need to pre-book tickets, we don't operate online booking except for our Christmas trains, so just come to our Ticket Office and purhcase your tickets when you arrive.

Operating Times for 2023

The Railway is open from March to September.

Trains run every 15 minutes between 11 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays and also on Wednesdays in the Summer school holidays.

South Downs Belle runs at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month.

Santa Specials run on seven days in December.

2023 Events

Narrow Gauge Gala - 18th and 19th March 2023 - For the second year we are hosting a special narrow gauge gala where you can expect to see our own narrow gauge locomotives, along with some special visitors. More details soon!

Easter Egg Hunt - 8th and 10th April 2023 - The Easter Egg Hunt is always very popular. Each child spotting the hidden "eggs" receives a chocolate bunny.

Teddy Bears' Picinic - 15th and 16th July 2023 - The Teddy Bears' Picnics reveal all the railway's resident teddy bears having fun and we invite families with their picnics to come and join them. Other attractions include swing boats, model railways, facepainting will all be here for all to enjoy.

Steam Gala - 26th, 27th and 28th August 2023 - The annual Steam Gala Weekend in May has been moved to the end of August so that we can celebrate in style and make a full weekend of special visiting locomotives. It's a great opportunity to have a ride behind your favourite loco and take some very atmospheric photographs. More info coming soon!

Santa Specials - December 2023 - The Santa season will soon be here again, more information to come later in the year.

Our resident teddies, looking forward to the Teddy Bears' picnic in July!

South Downs Belle

This special train runs at 12 noon and 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month. It travels over the whole of the railway giving a ride almost double the usual one. Premium fares of £3 for adults and £2 for children apply. The picture shows the special headboard made by member Jerry Chivers.

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South Downs Light Railway Society Ltd
Stopham Road Station
Pulborough Garden Centre
West Sussex. RH20 1DS

A company limited by guarantee number 6426315

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