Golden Arrow Christmas Dining Trains

Silver Service Dining This Christmas At The Bluebell Railway

Photos kindly supplied by J. Cornish and James Cummins

Step into Christmas and relive the golden age of rail travel with our fantastic Golden Arrow Christmas luncheon and evening dining services this December on the Bluebell Railway!

With luxurious Pullman Cars ChristineFingall, and new for 2024, Car 54, our Pullman car with accessible access, the train recreates a bygone age of rail travel, relieving the famous “Golden Arrow” Pullman service, which once linked London Victoria and Paris Gare Du Nord with the style and elegance  which made it one of the most glamorous and famous trains in the world. On board you will transported back in time as you enjoy fine food and wine served to the standards of yesteryear.

‘Christine’ , ‘Fingall’ and Car 54 bring back the halcyon days of the 1920/30s with their unique wooden wall panel Marquetry and plush seating. All provides comfortable and plush surroundings, being built to convey 1st Class passengers, bringing back the glory days of rail travel on these fine coaches.

This premier luncheon service offers a wonderful Christmas menu and board on a steam-hauled train through the beautiful winter Sussex countryside to East Grinstead and return.  Your journey will last approximately 3 1/2 hours for the evening dining trains.

A cup of tea or coffee at the end of your meal is included in the cost, and all other drinks may be purchased and paid for on the train.

All Golden Arrow Christmas Luncheon & Evening services begin and end at Sheffield Park Station. The Golden Arrow Evening Dining will depart at 7:30 pm on each service day.

All customers are advised to be at Sheffield Park 45 mins prior to departure.

  • To book a table with wheelchair accesibilty with Car 54 please email Mark Jones for more details:  Please Click Here To Book.



Please note:

  • All trains depart from and return to Sheffield Park Station
  • This service is a premier service and the dress code aboard the train is ‘smart dress’. Guests adherence to this code is appreciated. Guests wearing jeans and/or trainers may not be allowed to board
  • Tickets will be dispatched 48 hours prior to event date
  • For any reasons for changing any Bluebell booking, you will be required to pay a £10.00 surcharge if you wish to change/amend your booking.


  • We’re sorry but we’re unable to offer any discounts for this service


  • Tickets are valid for the date and time specified on the ticket only


  • We welcome children 12yrs and over on this service. We regret that it isn’t suitable for babies and children under the age of 12. All children must be fully supervised and remain in their seats throughout the journey


  • There are toilets at Sheffield Park Station and on the train for this service


  • There is free parking at Sheffield Park Station


  • Accessible access is now available on our dining train services, with the introduction of Pullman Car No.54.
  • If you or a member of your party have mobility issues and would like to travel during this event, 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


  • Seating is at tables and these are automatically allocated by our booking system.
  • We do not allocate tables for use by more than one party.
  • If you are booking for a large group, the automatic seating process may not seat you all in the same carriage. If you would like to book for a large group and be seated in the same carriage, please email our Customer Service Team at or call on 01825 720800 (10am-3pm)


  • We’re sorry but no dogs, other than registered assistance dogs, are allowed on this service