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GVLR Steam Running and DMU Weekend

September 17 - September 18


Start: 17/09/2022 End: 18/09/2022 Timetable: Timetable B – Diesel Multiple Unit
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Final chance for Narrow Gauge Steam for 2022

Your final chance of 2022 for Steam hauled trains on the Golden Valley Light Railway this weekend,
Sat 17th & Sun 18th September!
O&K 7529 will feature on all service trains throughout the weekend.
Services will depart from Butterley Park Station at:
11:50, 12:30, 13:15, 14:00, 14:45 & 15:30.

Please note – a separate fare is payable on the Golden Valley Light Railway:

GVLR Fares:

  • Adults – £2.50
  • Children ( 5 years and over ) – £1.50
  • Family Ticket ( 2 Adults + 3 Children ) – £7.00

Standard Gauge Trains

Experience the way travel used to be with a train ride through the wonderful Derbyshire countryside on one of the Midland Railway – Butterley’s heritage Diesel Multiple Units. These trains have really large windows and so there is an excellent view all round. Plus you can see into the cab and see the driver in action, as well as the track ahead.

Trains depart from Butterley at:  11.00am, 11.50am, 12.40pm, 2.00pm, 2.50pm & 3.45pm

Get off the train at Swanwick Junction and explore the Museum Complex, where you will be able to visit the Demonstration Signal Box, Victorian Railwayman’s Church and the Country Park. Other attractions may also be open.

Trains return from Swanwick Junction at:  11.35am, 12.25pm, 1.15pm, 2.35pm, 3.25pm & 4.00pm.

Today’s Train Fares

Ticket TypeWith Gift AidWithout Gift Aid
Over 60£11.50£10.00
Child (aged 5-16)£6.25£5.50
Child (under 5)FreeFree
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5 – 15)£31.25£27.50

Parking at Butterley Station is FREE.

About Gift Aid

Gift Aid is available to UK tax payers, enabling the Midland Railway Trust to reclaim 25% of the amount paid from the government. Gift Aid visitors will receive vouchers to spend in the shop and as a thank you for payment by this method. This represents excellent value for the visitor as well as benefiting the Midland Railway Trust.