Dear members, supporters, volunteers, customers and friends
September 2020 update
The management committee of the society have reviewed the current situation and we have reluctantly decided that we will not be able to open the railway to the public this year. We plan to Re-open to the public on Easter Sunday 2021, (subject to Government Covid advice in place at that time.)
During the close-down we have started to build a new toilet block to improve visitor facilities in the main station area. We are continuing track renewal on both the small and large railways, Douglas one of our large locomotives is getting a major overhaul and should be ready for Easter 2021. We are also making some additional improvements to the railway before we reopen the site again.
The society has a Coronavirus (COVID-19) policy and risk assessment in place and we are a COVID-SECURE site.
If you are interested in joining us to help maintain and eventually run the railway again, please follow this link.
We are very sorry but as stated above we are unable to run any Santa Specials this year.
The railway is open from Easter till October. Trains run on the the first Sunday of each month, and on Bank Holiday Sunday Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Tickets from 1.30pm, Trains run 2.00pm - 5.30pm.
Our miniature railway is known as the Thames Ditton Miniature Railway. and we are located in the villiage of Thames Ditton in Surrey. The ground level railway is for the large scale trains. The elevated railway is for the smaller scale trains. We have been running passenger trains on the miniature railway for for over 70 years. We hope you will be able to visit us during the year for a ride on our trains and enjoy the atmosphere of our railway and it's trains.
Santa Special 6th December, Pick a time, from the list of trains available, book your tickets, print your tickets, catch your train at Willowbank Station. During the journey, your train will visit the magical North Pole Station where Santa and his elves deliver quality, wrapped and addressed gifts to each child. The train then returns full of happy children to Willowbank station.
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Volunteering / Membership
What we do, and why you should consider joining us.
We are a not-for-profit society and the railway is run solely by a group of dedicated volunteers all year. If you have skills that can be put to use then great, if not then don't worry there are plenty of ways to learn. We will be more than happy to teach you skills that will be with you for life. Volunteering gives a unique opportunity to work with like-minded people and make friendships that can last a lifetime.
We are always looking for more volunteers who would like to get involved. Whether you wish to be a Driver, Guard, Platform Duties, Signalman, Engineering or just help with the maintenance, you will be working alongside a friendly group of volunteers sharing the same experience.