Railway news


Easter Eggspress

Please note that due to the building works in conjunction with our new Workshop, the Easter Eggspress will not be operating this year. The Easter Bunny hopes to return in 2019!

The railway is now closed until 30th March

The railway is now closed until Friday 30th March. During this time, we will be giving the railway a good clean and tidy up. But more excitingly, we will commence our project to demolition our current Workshop and replace it with brand spanking new one. Due to the nature of the work, this is why we are unable to give an exact re-opening date. As soon as we know, we’ll post it here. You can keep in touch and follow our progress on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Please also note that our Turntable Tearoom is expected to be open every weekend (volunteers permitting) while trains are not running. Feel free to pop in, purchase a hot drink and have a warm up during these cold winter months, our tearoom staff look forward to welcoming you. 


As of Monday 12th June 2017, the London Borough of Hillingdon (LBH) have introduced changes to the two car parks at Ruislip Lido. Except for visitors to the Waters Edge restaurant, blue badge holders and holders of ‘HillingdonFirst’ cards, all other cars using the main car park (the one at the end of the road on the left) must now purchase a car parking ticket from the Pay & Display machines.

For full details, please visit the LBH’s Ruislip Lido page here: https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/32416/Parking

Please note, the Ruislip Lido Railway is not responsible for the Lido car parks, and all queries relating to car parking should be directed to the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Searching the RLR on TfL

If you are trying to search for a journey on the RLR using the TfL Planner tool, then read on! There has been some changes made to the planner in recent months, which means our three stations now do not come up as suggestions. But they are still there, along with all of our timetabled trains. To make the tool work, you MUST type in "Ruislip Common" as the origin, destination or via point but DO NOT select the suggested Ruislip Common that appears in the drop down. Just type it in, then plan your journey. On the next page, the planner will ask you which one you want... And down at the bottom, are our stations:

Once you've done this, you can plan interchanges with our trains (when we are running of course!) and plan your drop off at London's least used and possibly London's only request station, Haste Hill (trains only drop off at Haste Hill from Woody Bay).

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