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The Bluebell Railway is proud to announce that our new build LBSCR Marsh Atlantic No. 32424 ‘Beachy Head’ will be launched into traffic at The Bluebell Railway.

The project to recreate 32424 ‘Beachy Head’ began over two decades ago, driven by a dedicated team of volunteers and enthusiasts at our railway. This ambitious endeavour aimed not only to build an accurate replica but also to revive a part of railway history which many had thought had been lost forever. Now, this much missed omission from those locomotives to have survived to the modern day has now been righted.

The project, conducted by the dedicated Atlantic House team, involved painstaking research, sourcing original plans, and even utilising components which the team was lucky enough to find and incorporate into this stunning new build locomotive . With a mix of modern technology and traditional methods, this ambitious project grew and gathered momentum as the years went on. The construction spanned years of meticulous work, which in 2024, reached its ultimate goal and created this amazing new build locomotive that we see today.

Ready for traffic, this is a milestone moment in railway preservation that The Bluebell Railway is proud to celebrate with you all.

Advance ticket prices:

Ticket Type

 
Adult  £37.00
Child £18.50
Family (2+3)  £90.00
*BRPS Member Adult £18.50
*BPRS Member Child £9.25
*BRPS Member Family (2+3)   £45.00
**Carer £18.50

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. 


Discounts:

  • 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  

Facilities:

  • 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

Parking:

  • 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

Tickets:

  • 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)

Seating: 

  • 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 

Accessibility:

  • 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

Dogs:

  • 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:

  • 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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