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Flying Scotsman will be with us 13th - 19th April 2017! Will You?

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News Update:- 24th March. A limited amount of tickets to travel behind the Flying Scotsman are now available on certain days over the Flying Scotsman Flying South Gala event. These tickets are for travel in the beautiful G N Saloon and include one round trip, prosecco and canapes with additional food options available. Don't miss out-ring us on 01825 720800 for more information and to book.


Tickets are now available for our service trains, which will allow you to see the famous locomotive at work from any of our stations. They will be running all day, and you can take advantage of our many vantage points to take photographs, picnic with your family, and enjoy the other attractions that will add something special to your day out.

Tickets can be purchased from www.ticketsource.co.uk/bluebell-railway.

  • Tickets for services hauled by our own steam engines during the visit will be available but these will not guarantee seats on a specific timed train.

  • Admission only tickets (platform tickets) will also be available to purchase on the day, subject to availability. These will be individual tickets for specific stations. Unfortunately these will not be available for East Grinstead Station due to the restricted space on that platform.

  • You can hire our 1897-built GNR Directors' Saloon for private or corporate parties on 'Flying Scotsman'-hauled services.

Currently tickets for travel behind 'Flying Scotsman' are sold out.


 Passenger Information


Flying Scotsman Flying South Gala; an event that will see Flying Scotsman take to the Bluebell Track for the first time! The Bluebell Railway’s priority is to give you and all our visitors a fantastic day and one to remember for years to come.

In order to make your day with us the best it can be, the following advice is enclosed, with further information available on the website. We recommend you read the information in advance of your trip and continue to check our website for further updates and information www.bluebell-railway.com/flying-scotsman/ - please feel free to contact us with any questions in advance of your visit on 01825 720800.

General Advice - your tickets are your responsibility as they are your permit to travel. Any tickets that are lost or damaged will not be replaced.  

Arriving by car - 

  • For passengers with pre-booked Flying Scotsman tickets your parking is available at Sheffield Park Station where parking stewards will be on hand to guide you.
  • For passenger with travel tickets for Bluebell's own locomotive hauled services during the event you must start your journey at Horsted Keynes Station where parking stewards will be on hand to guide you. If you wish to start your journey from East Grinstead parking is available in the town's Pay and Display Car Parks.

Buses from Haywards Heath will be operating, please note that fares will apply.
Please see
http://www.compass-travel.co.uk/download/022.pdf  for the bus timetables.

Your ticket allows, (subject to availability), unlimited journeys on all trains during the day that are not hauled by Flying Scotsman.

Facilities at Sheffield Park Station include;
Locomotive sheds
Gift Shop
Catering outlets
10¼ inch ride on steam railway
Trade Stands

Facilities at Horsted Keynes Station;
Carriage and Wagon viewing gallery and tours (Fri-Mon)
King George V Buffet
Viewing areas
Harvey’s Beer tent

Facilities at Kingscote;
Viewing area (NO PARKING)
Well House catering

Facilities at East Grinstead;
Due to the large amount of visitors expected at this event please note that only people with travel tickets will be able to access this station.

 All our catering outlets will be serving hot and cold food and drinks throughout the day.

Buggies or pushchairs cannot be carried on trains. There will be limited storage space at stations prior to boarding.

Access for the Less Able – Limited space is available on most trains for those with limited mobility who require use of a wheelchair or mobility scooter. Some parking areas may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, first-come-first-served spaces have been made available at Sheffield Park Station.
All stations are suitable for wheelchair and mobility scooter access please ask a member of staff for authorised assistance where crossing of the track is necessary.

Toilets – Toilets are available on trains, at our stations and in the Bessemer Arms Bar and Restaurant.

Smoking – Smoking or use of e-cigarettes or vapes is NOT permitted on our trains or at our stations. The Bluebell Railway is a non-smoking environment, for those wishing to smoke please exit the station.


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