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Steam Railway

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Address

Aylsham Station,
Norwich Road,
Aylsham,
Norfolk,
NR11 6BW

Bure Valley Railway

Bure Valley Railway

Bure Valley Railway
Bure Valley Railway

Bure Valley Railway

 
 

Details

Bure Valley Railway is Norfolk's longest narrow gauge steam railway and runs between the market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broads town of Wroxham, and is within easy reach of Norwich and the coast. The nine mile line runs through the picturesque Bure Valley countryside, with a combined train and cruise on the Norfolk Broads available.

The railway's facilities include an 80-seater Café at Aylsham Station which can provide everything from a cup of tea to a full meal, souvenir shops and free car and coach parking at both Aylsham and Wroxham Stations. All trains have special wheelchair accessible coaches which allow wheelchair and able bodied passengers to travel together. Disabled toilet facilities are available at both Aylsham and Wroxham. Trains operate on a daily basis from the beginning of April to the end of October with special events throughout the year. Discounted group rates available for parties of 20 or more.

Aylsham Station: Norwich Road, Aylsham NR11 6BW
Wroxham Station: Belaugh Road, Hoveton, Wroxham, NR12 8UU

For further details see www.bvrw.co.uk

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Only open on days which the railway is operating. Disabled Access and toilets at both Aylsham and Wroxham Stations, disabled coaches, free parking.

Opening details

Feb Half Term, Mar weekends, Daily 5 April – 2 Nov, Nov weekends, Dec Santa Specials

Prices

Adult £12:50, Child £6.50, under 5’s FREE

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 18 - Mon 21 Apr Easter Eggspress
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Apr Macmillan Charity Sponsored Walk
Sat 24 - Mon 26 May Everything Goes!
Sun 15 Jun Fathers VIP Day
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Jul Strawberries & Steam
Sat 12 - Sun 13 Jul Strawberries & Steam

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TG 195264  Lat: 52.79132 Long: 1.25525

By Road:
Take the A140 from Norwich.

By Public Transport:
Hoveton and Wroxham National Rail Station are adjacent to the BVR Wroxham Station. From Wroxham Rail Station walk across the road to the Bure Valley Railway Station. From the main bus stop (opposite Roys of Wroxham on Church Road) it is approx. a 6 min walk to the station. For public transport timetables and information call 0871 200 2233 or visit traveline.org.uk

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Only open on days which the railway is operating. Disabled Access and toilets at both Aylsham and Wroxham Stations, disabled coaches, free parking.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • The railway operates wheelchair accessible coaches on all trains without the need to pre book. The coaches allow wheelchair and able bobied passengers to travel together.

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