Ruislip Lido Railway



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.

Latest News (most recent at the top)

Railway Opens Saturday 13th February

The railway re-opens to the public on Saturday 13th February with the first train at 12:20 from Woody Bay Station & 12:40 from Willow Lawn Station.  We are running every day through half term week, then at weekends for the rest of February and the running days for the remainder of the 2016/17 season are on the 'Timetable & Fares' page of the website.  

Much work has been completed during our winter maintenance period including putting everything away after the 2015 Santa Specials, work on the second track between Wellington Junction and Eleanor's and a general tidy up.

We hope to see you for a train ride soon!  

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