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Didcot Railway Centre Running Day Ticket

More than just a train ride

Visit on a Running Day to view the collection of locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings, explore the Centre at your leisure, visit the GWR Museum & Archive, enjoy the train themed children’s Play Park and dress up as a railway worker. You can also:

- Ride in coaches from the 1930s behind a Great Western steam engine or a diesel locomotive, or in the Steam Railmotor or Diesel Railcar. There are two running lines, 'The Main Demonstration Line' and 'The Branch Line' with trains normally running on either or both of them. You may ride as many times as you like as there is no extra charge.

- Watch the trains go past. There are frequent journeys on the running lines so you will have plenty of opportunity to take photos from vantage points alongside the tracks as well as ride on the trains

Enjoy hot and cold food in the café and visit the souvenir shop.

Didcot Parkway Station is 20 minutes from Oxford and 40 minutes from London Paddington. A convenient, and a great day out.

More Information

Available Tickets for 1 Apr 2017


  • Ticket Details

    When you have printed your ticket, please check all details carefully as we may not be able to rectify any errors if we are not notified of them prior to the event.

  • Cancellation

    Tickets cannot be exchanged or cancelled after purchase unless the event is cancelled, materially altered or rescheduled. In these circumstances, refunds or exchanges will only be made to the face value of the original ticket.

  • Entry

    No entry will be permitted without a valid ticket.
    The Didcot Railway Centre is open from 10.30am. Last admission is at 3.30pm.

  • Lost Tickets

    Didcot Railway Centre will not be liable for any ticket that has been lost or stolen after it has been printed by the customer.

  • Ticket Restrictions

    Child: between the ages of 3 and 15 years (under 3s are admitted free of charge).
    Family: 2 adults and 2 children.
    Concessions: Over 60.
    People with disabilities pay the normal admission rate but their necessary carers are admitted free of charge.

  • Queries

    If you have any queries regarding your ticket, please contact Didcot Railway Centre by telephone on 01235 817200 or by email:

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