The Gartell Light Railway in Templecombe are holding one of their popular Open Days on Easter Monday 2nd April 2018. They open at 10:00am and operate a frequent train service between 10:30am and 16:30pm.
The Gartell Light Railway is a privately owned and operated 2 foot gauge railway which is open to the public on selected dates through the year. On its open days, the railway operates an intensive train service using 3 trains and is proud to offer a more intensive steam and diesel hauled train service timetable than virtually any other narrow gauge railway. Trains leave our main station at Common Lane every 20 minutes through the day. We have a further 3 stations, Pinesway Junction, Park Lane and Tower View, where each train stops at the platform and performs and interesting manoeuvre where the engine 'runs-round' its train before departing in the opposite direction. Another unique feature of our busy timetable is that 2 trains regularly depart, side by side, for different destinations before one descends the gradient and passes under a bridge as the other one passes overhead!
So come along to the GLR and see for yourself - it really is a great place to visit for all the family. There are lots of interesting things to see together with the 'Pines' buffet serving hot and cold drinks and tasty snacks, our Visitor Centre containing lots of local railway memorabilia, the GLR Shop selling mementos of your visit and our lakeside picnic area - ideally placed for watching the trains pass by!
The GLR is also pleased to say that, despite the size of our trains, we can accommodate our disabled and less-abled visitors. We have level access straight from the car park at Common Lane Station providing easy access to the shop, buffet, station and some other features of the railway. Two sets of our coaches also have been adapted to convey wheelchairs by providing a much larger space - our helpful staff will remove the seats, open the double doors and assist with the loading of wheelchairs etc. Simply ask the guard or a member of staff on the day and we will make the necessary arrangements to assist you.
For more information visit the Gartell Website by clicking on the button below.