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)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK, we have made the decision to temporarily close the Ruislip Lido Railway.

Whilst a decision to temporarily close is always difficult, we have a responsibility to keep our customers and our volunteers safe, ensuring we do everything we can to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

The Railway, including our Tea Room and Gift Shop, will be closed initially from Saturday 21st March 2020 until Sunday 26th April 2020. During this time the situation will be assessed and there is the possibility that the closure may be extended further.

The Ruislip Lido remains open, and further information is available by visiting the London Borough of Hillingdon website.

For customers booked on our Easter Eggspress trains, please see a separate E-Mail sent to you. If you have not received this E-Mail please contact advancebooking [at] ruisliplidorailway [dot] org (advancebooking [at] ruisliplidorailway [dot] org).

Thank you for your patience and understanding, we look forward to welcoming you back on board in the near future.

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