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Fri 06 Sep 2024
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Sat 07 Sep 2024
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Sun 08 Sep 2024
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With intensive running, double heading & unique formations throughout the weekend as well as some very special guests, its an event you won’t want to miss out on in September!

Tickets: We are pleased to offer single day tickets and a selection of discounted two day tickets which cover Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday. For two day tickets, please choose the first date of your visit on the calendar before you choose your ticket type. Please note that a child ticket covers ages 3 - 15 years. Younger children can sit on laps and are free.

Advance ticket prices:

Ticket Type

1-day 2-day
Adult  £37.00 £65.00
Child £18.50 £32.50
Family (2+3)  £90.00 -
*BRPS Member Adult £18.50 £32.50
*BPRS Member Child £9.25 £16.25
*BRPS Member Family (2+3)   £45.00  -
**Carer £18.50 £32.50

Advance tickets - available to purchase until midnight the day before travel. 

Upgrades - Rover Tickets are for 3rd class travel only (with the exception of BPRS LIFE Member Rovers which are 1st class). Upgrades to 1st class are available at station booking offices on the day of travel (subject to availability). 

*BRPS - Bluebell Railway Preservation Society. Enjoy many membership benefits including discounted travel. Visit our Membership page for more information and to join.

**Carer - Must be purchased within a transaction containing at least one full rated fare for an adult or child. 


  • Proof of discount eligability will be required to be shown on the day of travel
  • National Rail staff /HRA discounts are available on the day only  


  • There are toilets at each of our stations and on some of these services (dependant on carriages on the day)
  • Food and drink is available to purchase at all of our stations


  • Sheffield Park Station - free parking at the station
  • Horsted Keynes Station - free parking at the station
  • Kingscote - NO parking is available at this station
  • East Grinstead - free blue badge parking (5 spaces). Public parking in East Grinstead


  • Children under 3yrs (and babies) travel for free and don't need a ticket
  • Tickets are valid on any Branch Line service on the date(s) specified on the ticket only
  • Advance tickets are valid for 3rd class travel only - 1st class upgrades are available on the day from the station bopking office (subject to availability)


  • This service offers free seating
  • customers with 3rd class tickets are free to seat themselves on the trains in any 3rd class seat 
  • customers who purchase a 1st class upgrade on the day may seat themselves in any 1st class seat 


  • We are pleased to offer a specially adapted area for wheelchair users on some departures of this service. Please call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 to check availability
  • If you or a member of your party have mobility issues and would like to travel on this service, please call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you
  • Accessible toilets are available at each station, but we regret we have no "Changing Places" toilets, or accessible toilets on our trains


  • We are pleased to welcome dogs on this service - please keep them on a lead and don't allow them on the seats


  • Prams/pushchairs/buggies are welcome on this service
  • Foldable/collapsible prams/pushchairs/buggies can be taken into the carriages and stowed by your seat
  • Non folding/collapsible prams/pushchairs/buggies can be left on the platform, please speak to our station staff at the departure station for futher detail


Booking information

  • £1.95 transaction fee will be added per booking for any tickets purchased online.
  • 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 of your eTicket and bring it with you on the day of travel. 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.
  • All bookings made under this online advance discount offer are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Terms & Conditions can be found on our website

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