Visitors to the Kent & East Sussex Railways (KESR) can experience steam trains, Pullman Cars, and a museum on this railway which has six stations in total. It’s a great day out and also home to many events throughout the year, including Cream Tea packages, Santa Specials, and a Thomas the Tank event. The Pullman Carriages date back to the 1920s and 1930s and offer special services you can ride the railway exploring the six station areas, and KESR has also teamed up with local historic sites to offer packages, and even runs some evening and dining trips.
Its history is steeped in the changing use of railways and after 50 years was struggling to get commuters who now preferred road travel. Goods were still being transported, but in 1961 the line was fully closed down. However, it was saved by enthusiasts who now run it, with the first line reopened in 1974 and the last in 2000. Tenterden Town Station is the headquarters of the railway, which is also home to the Colonel Stephens Museum (please see our separate listings for more details) and a children’s play area.
Tenterden Town, Rolvenden, Wittersham, Northiam, and Bodiam.
Online Freedom Tickets/On the Day
Unlimited travel for the day
Child - 3-15 years: £1
Pensioner - over 60 years: £21.50/£24.50
Alternative prices for special events and special carriages.
Petros - a coach designed especially for wheelchair users, space needs to be reserved in advance. There are parking spaces for Blue Badge holders near to the platforms at Tenterden Town and Northiam Stations. Accessible toilets at Tenterden, Northiam and Bodiam stations.
Pay and display options at the station or nearby, some free at certain times. Please check where you are going on their website.
Picture Credit: © Kent & East Sussex Railway.