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Wedding party chartering our train

Wedding party chartering our train

Special occasions at the Vale of Rheidol Railway
Wedding party chartering our train

Experience

Park Avenue,
Aberystwyth,
Ceredigion,
SY23 1PG

Details

Whatever the occasion, the Vale of Rheidol can assist. In the past we have catered for weddings, photographic clubs, family re-unions, private parties and enthusiast groups.

Charter trains are generally available through the year, although some restrictions apply during the busy summer period.

Advanced booking is essential and we would suggest a minimum of 6 weeks notice.

Prices will depend on the choice of traction - steam or diesel, the number of passengers and the proposed itinerary.

For further information or to discuss your ideas contact Aberystwyth Booking Office on 01970 625819

Type: Heritage Railway Experience

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Dogs accepted

Devil's Bridge Station is a short walk from Devil's Bridge Waterfalls - operated as a separate attraction.

Open all the time

Address

Park Avenue,
Aberystwyth,
Ceredigion,
SY23 1PG

Location and nearby places

Directions

Plan route to Vale of Rheidol Railway using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 586812  Lat: 52.41114 Long: -4.07912

By Public Transport: The Vale of Rheidol Railway is located in the centre of Aberystwyth and is a short walk from the mainline railway and bus stations.

By Road: The Railway has a large car park off Park Avenue/Boulevard St Brieuc near the Park & Ride site and the SAT NAV Postcode is SY23 1PG.

Please note that if you start your journey at Devil's Bridge, car parking is adjacent to the station platform. SAT NAV: SY23 3JL

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Aberystwyth station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Devil's Bridge Station is a short walk from Devil's Bridge Waterfalls - operated as a separate attraction.

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:
    • YesHas a ramp

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
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 4
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

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

Notes

Trains The railway operates a fleet of historic railway carriages which were built for the line between 1923 and 1938. To access the carriages, there are two steps of 400mm between the platform and the carriage floor. Extra steps are available if required. The carriage doors are 580mm wide and internal gangways are 420mm and 520mm wide. Our open carriages have accessible access for wheelchairs which run on all our services. Rain shields are available to pull down if weather changes.

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