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)

Twilight Express


Tickets for our Twilight Express are now on sale

For more information and to book please visit our Twilight Express page.

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!

Santa Specials 2022

Our Santa Specials for this year are now SOLD OUT. To join the waitlist please email advancebooking [at] ruisliplidorailway [dot] org with the subject line as SS22.

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