Ruislip Lido Railway

Welcome

 

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 Weekend Running

Ahead of the long Easter Weekend, an update on our running hours.

Friday 19th April 2019

Trains will operate to the standard "Yellow Timetable"

Saturday 20th April 2019
Trains will operate to the standard "Yellow Timetable"

Sunday 21st April 2019
Our Easter Eggspress event will be running, which is fully sold out. There will be no tickets available to purchase on the day.
A regular service train will run, with a slightly ammended timetable, with departures at the following times:
Departures from Woody Bay: 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:40, 16:20 and 17:00
Departures from Willow Lawn : 10:40, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40, 15:20, 16:00, 16:40 and 17:20.

Monday 22nd April 2019
Our Easter Eggspress event will be running, which is fully sold out. There will be no tickets available to purchase on the day.
A regular service train will run, with a slightly ammended timetable, with departures at the following times:
Departures from Woody Bay: 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:40, 16:20 and 17:00
Departures from Willow Lawn : 10:40, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40, 15:20, 16:00, 16:40 and 17:20.

On behalf of everyone at the Ruislip Lido Railway, we would like to wish you a very Happy Easter.
 

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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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