The pleasant journey takes you around the lake at Ruislip Lido, with the line weaving its way through the ancient Ruislip Woods. There are two main stations on the line where passengers can start and finish their journey. Woody Bay station is beside the beach & children’s splash pad, and it is the oldest terminus on the line. The other station is Willow Lawn station, located next to the car park and nearby the ‘Waters Edge’ pub & carvery. At Willow Lawn station, passengers can observe the locomotive being turned on the turntable, before the train heads back to Woody Bay.
All our trains are wheelchair, pushchair and buggy friendly. The service is normally operated by one of our large diesel locomotives. On weekends and Bank Holidays, our steam locomotive 'Mad Bess', which is a half scale version of the Ffestiniog Railway locomotive 'Blanche', may pull the train.
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Star Gazing returns to Ruislip Lido in October
The West of London Astronomical Society (WOLAS) will once again be holding one of their popular star gazing events at Ruislip Lido.
The event takes place in the Willow Lawn car park on the evenings of the 16th, 17th & 18th October from 7pm - 9pm. Everyone is welcome to have a look through the telescopes into the night sky where you will be able to view the crescent moon at the start of each evening as well as the Seven Sisters star cluster, the Ring Nebula and possibly even the Andromeda Galaxy.
The Ruislip Lido Railway's very own Tearoom will also be open each evening serving hot & cold drinks and snacks to warm you through in the chilly evenings. More information about this event can be found on the WOLAS website by clicking here.
Autumn Open Day - Sunday 25th October 2015
Our popular Railway Open Day returns for the second time this year on Sunday 25th October from 11am to 5pm.
Our workshop and yard area will be open to the public with various displays and your chance to talk to our volunteers about how the railway is run behind the scenes. Any locomotives not in use on the intensive service will also be in the yard for kids to look at and sit in.
Santa Specials 2015
We will shortly be announcing our Santa Special dates for this year. Please continue to check back to this page for further details, or sign up to our Facebook and Twitter feeds, to find out exactly when online booking opens.