Today at the Railway

Bluebell Railway is open and running trains. Please see our timetables and calendar page to see what’s running and when.

You can book tickets online. If we have availability, tickets will be available on the day of travel for our every day travel services The Pioneer and The Sussex Cricketer services from Sheffield Park. Tickets are also available on the day for solo passengers.

Dining trains must be pre-booked in advance.

Admission (platform-only) tickets are available to purchase at Sheffield Park and Horsted Keynes booking offices for visitors who wish to visit the platforms  without travel.

Please note platform admission tickets are currently unavailable at East Grinstead and Kingscote Stations and all train services begin at Sheffield Park.

Opening Times

Sheffield Park Station and Horsted Keynes are open when trains are operating. See our timetables page for services.

Please note there are no trains are running on Friday 25 June. Sheffield Park station and the gift shop at Sheffield Park will be open as normal.

Please note the buffet, carriage shed and elephant van remain closed at Horsted Keynes.

Customer Services

Our customer services number is: 01825 720800.

Phone lines are closed on Wednesdays. Lines are open 10am – 4pm on all other days.

If you have an existing booking, please email:

For other customer services enquiries, please email:

For all contact details please visit our Contact Us page.

Sheffield Park Shop

  • 17 – 18 June 10:30 – 5:00
  • 19 June 9:30 – 6:00
  • 20 June 9:30 – 5:00
  • 21 – 25 June 10:30 – 5:00
  • 26 – 27 June 9:30 – 5:00
  • 28 – 30 June 10:30 – 5:00

You can also shop online here.

For shop enquiries, please email:

The Bulleid Shop at Sheffield Park is currently closed. Please do not bring donations until the shop is open again and thank you for your patience.

The Bessemer Arms

Monday – Friday CLOSED

Saturday – Sunday 11:00 – 4:30

The Kiosk at Sheffield Park

Monday – Friday 10:00 – 3:00

Saturday – Sunday 9:00 – 4:30

Museum at Sheffield Park

The Museum is open every day we are running trains. All handling items, and dressing up clothes will be taken into store, and a one-way system will operate. Stewards and visitors will be asked to wear a face covering when in the Museum.
Unfortunately, due to confined space the Withyham signal box will be closed to visitors until the present Covid restrictions are lifted.
  • 17 – 18 June 10:15 – 4:00
  • 19 – 20 9:30 – 5:00
  • 21 – 24 10:15 – 4:00
  • 25 June CLOSED
  • 26 – 27 9:30 – 5:00
  • 28 – 30 June 10:15 – 4:00


SteamWorks is open every day at Sheffield Park when trains are operating.

Locomotive roster

Visit our locomotive roster page for information about which locos are running when.