Lineside Photographic Permit

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Our half-day course will provide you with the essential safety training you need so you can access areas of the railway normally out of bounds and get those fabulous shots. Applicants must be BRPS members and able to quote a valid membership number at the time of booking. Details on how to become a member can be found on our website.

Price - £100.00 per person

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued with a Lineside Photographer’s Permit which will be valid for 1 year.

Courses are run on selected dates throughout the year and take place in the Bluebell Room above the Loco Works at Sheffield Park Station from 2pm to 5pm (tea & coffee provided).


Please note

  • A new system of daily ‘signing-in’ and ‘signing-out’ is now in operation for all Lineside Photographers.
  • ‘Signing-in’ and ‘Signing-out’ will be at Customer Service and Sales Office at Sheffield Park.
  • Accredited Photographers will be issued a numbered ‘Photographer’ high-visibility jacket upon receipt of a £10 deposit (payable by cash or cheque only).
  • This deposit will be refunded upon surrender of the numbered ‘Photographer’ high-visibility jacket.
  • No other high-visibility jackets may be used/worn by any Lineside Photographer.
  • All photographers must be 16 years of age or older.

Booking information

  • Please add your BRPS membership number in the 'Dietary Requirements' box during the booking process.
  • A printing and postage charge of £1.50 per booking will be added if Printed and Posted tickets are selected.
  • eTickets are dispatched by email free of charge. You will receive 2 separate emails, a booking confirmation and your tickets.
  • If you purchase an eTicket, please print off a copy and bring it with you on the day of your course. If you are unable to print off your ticket and wish to bring it with you on a smartphone or tablet, it is advisable to bring a screenshot as mobile signal at some of our stations, and on our trains, is limited.

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