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Epping Ongar Railway

Station Approach | Ongar, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9BN, England
+44 1277 365200
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Don't expect all the items to match what's advertised, because some will not run due to technical problems.

If all goes well, this is a great day out, and can be very cheap if you make full use of the ticket... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Harlow, United Kingdom
Ghost train for halloween

Really impressed was a fun day out. We started in Ongar but best bet would be to start at North... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brentwood, United Kingdom
via mobile
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The Epping Ongar Railway is a volunteer run heritage railway which operates steam and diesel hauled trains through 5.5 miles of picturesque rolling countryside and through Epping Forest, along the former London Underground Central Line. We run a variety of special events through the year, including Peppa Pig, 1940's, Halloween Ghost Trains, Santa and Mince Pie Specials. Please check our website for opening times and fares information. over 6 miles of the former London Underground Central Line.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“the bus” (55 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Station Approach | Ongar, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9BN, England
+44 1277 365200
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If all goes well, this is a great day out, and can be very cheap if you make full use of the ticket you get. Several trips can be had all day. Good weather will be a plus, but sometimes there might be a missing...More

Thank R6376GErichardc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really impressed was a fun day out. We started in Ongar but best bet would be to start at North Weald and do the round trip as there isn't much but the station at Ongar. They had a magician and silent disco for the kids...More

Thank Sarah310584
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time on this train the entertainment was good an all round festive day. We are booking again this year. A bit expensive but worth it.

Thank dorisWalthamAbbey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Epping Ongar railway is easily reached from London as they have a vintage bus which takes you from Epping tube station to the railway, and the bus rides are included in the price of the rail ticket. The railway is not that long but...More

1  Thank oehugh
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Three generations, Great Nan, Nan & Granddad, and two under fives. Memories of the past or something new depending on your perspective. We did the full set, Routemaster bus, diesel train, steam train and Greenline bus to finish. Lots of authentic touches including the station...More

Thank keithl915
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Ongar in plenty of time for the first train. Ongar has a small food bar, shop and waiting room. The waiting room contained a wonderful selection of photographs. Soon our train arrived hauled by a large class 50 diesel in red white...More

1  Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

A former London Underground Railway which closed in 1994 which has now been converted to steam and diesel running. It’s only a short stretch of track (about 15 minute ride) spoilt by screaming babies. Plus a 10 minute ride by diesel into Epping Forrest. Have...More

Thank NosonK
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We booked tickets online for the Diesel Gala on Sunday 24th September. We drove to Ongar from Bedfordshire and parked in the free car park that was in the information provided when purchasing the tickets and then walked the few minutes to EOR. Went inside...More

Thank Kacie38
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

For a small preserved railway it's well run with lots of diesel traction choice. Good breakfast at North Weald. The vintage bus from Epping tube takes you back as well.

Thank jim g
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This was a great morning out, fun for the kids and great for my train fanatic son! The gift shop was abit expensive but ok for older train enthusiasts. Great value for money and lots of picturesque views see out the windows

Thank Ashli G
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Hannah C
13 July 2017|
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Response from WinstanleySW | Reviewed this property |
THe best place, in my opinion, to start will be Ongar as there is public parking quite close to the railway and it is free on Saturdays and Sundays, however you should plan to be there reasonably early as parking is limited... More
19 December 2016|
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Response from EOR-GM | Property representative |
Hi Gill, for our Santa Specials the train ride itself is around 55 minutes during which time there is onboard entertainment and of course a visit at your seat by Father Christmas and his festive entourage of elves and Mrs... More
Carole H
31 July 2016|
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Response from TrevorBruford | Reviewed this property |
Hello - I would recommend the Autumn Diesel Gala on 16/17/18 September; always well-planned and brilliant value for money. At present visiting locos are Deltic 55019, Class 20 D8001 and possibly an 08 shunter, along with the... More