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)

Easter Eggspress 2023


We are delighted to announce that the Easter Bunny will be returning to the Ruislip Lido Railway this Easter.

Tickets for the event will go on sale via our website on Wednesday 1st March 2023 at 19:30.

For more information please visit our Events Page.

RAILWAY CLOSED (Re-opens 11th February)

The Ruislip Lido Railway is now closed for winter maintenance works and will open again on Saturday 11th February.

While we are shut we will be carrying out work in the Haste Hill area to stabilise an embankment and renew a section of life expired track. If you are interested to see exactly what is going on, head over to our Facebook page where we have posted a more in depth explanation of the work and will post updates as we go along.

On working days, our staff will also happily answer any questions if you happen to be walking by the site and want to know more about what we are doing to ensure we keep the trains running for many years to come.

Geoff Marshall visits the RLR

YouTuber Geoff Marshall spent the day with Matt to take a look round the railway whilst it was closed, and even got the opportunity to get behind the controls of 'Graham Alexander'. Check out the video below!

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