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Epping Ongar Railway

Station Approach | Ongar, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9BN, England
+44 1277 365200
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Easter egg hunt

This was a great morning out, fun for the kids and great for my train fanatic son! The gift shop... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ashli G
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Family Day Out

Unfortunately the weather was particularly wet and the car park was quite a walk from the station... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
leannao325
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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The Epping Ongar Railway is a volunteer run heritage railway which operates steam and diesel hauled trains through 5.5 miles of picturesque rolling countryside and through Epping Forest, along the former London Underground Central Line. We run a variety of special events through the year, including Peppa Pig, 1940's, Halloween Ghost Trains, Santa and Mince Pie Specials. Please check our website for opening times and fares information. over 6 miles of the former London Underground Central Line.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Station Approach | Ongar, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9BN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great morning out, fun for the kids and great for my train fanatic son! The gift shop was abit expensive but ok for older train enthusiasts. Great value for money and lots of picturesque views see out the windows

Thank Ashli G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Unfortunately the weather was particularly wet and the car park was quite a walk from the station. We had purchased tickets in advance but found the organisation of the railway quite disconcerting. We asked several volunteers about the departure times and arrangements for the bus...More

Thank leannao325
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited from London using the Underground to Epping and then the connecting heritage bus service. Coincided with one of the "Bus Days" so over a dozen single and double decker buses on display or giving trips on a variety of local routes. Nicely restored station...More

Thank Hatt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the station for the first time I wasn't disappointed it was very interesting to see the steam train and Old buses on show well worth a visit with young children and family plenty of parking at both stations ongar and North wield...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in on off-chance on a very wet non-working day - anticipated a polite referral to Health & Safety and a speedy exit! Nothing could be further from my experience. Everyone was very friendly and did their very best to accommodate my whimsical requests. This...More

Thank Famrave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

who is mad about trains and when he discovered this online he asked me to take him. As part of the central line was closed it made it a longer journey than normal but was worth the journey. Great to travel in a bus from...More

1  Thank 87val89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most helpful staff made our day, my dad can't walk far but they assisted and he even rode in the Diesel cab. The length of the line is a little short but the scenery is beautiful especially on a sunny day, a real treat...More

Thank andrewward1957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely trip on which the ticket lasts for a whole day, including heritage buses and trains. I have enjoyed working with the Epping Ongar Railway Volunteer Society for five years and hope to see more people on our platforms and trains as...More

Thank thehodtourist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely day out, at this Heritage Railway, very friendly staff, great atmosphere, and a vintage bus ride included. What more could you ask for. Highly recommended.

1  Thank malc1005
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Unfortunately we did not have the time to fully enjoy the activities on what was a special steam day. Nevertheless this is really worth a visit with enthusiastic volunteers and certainly at Ongar good facilities including a small café. All the volunteers were keen to...More

Thank vincent12089
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Hannah C
13 July 2017|
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Response from WinstanleySW | Reviewed this property |
THe best place, in my opinion, to start will be Ongar as there is public parking quite close to the railway and it is free on Saturdays and Sundays, however you should plan to be there reasonably early as parking is limited... More
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GillyT
19 December 2016|
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Response from EOR-GM | Property representative |
Hi Gill, for our Santa Specials the train ride itself is around 55 minutes during which time there is onboard entertainment and of course a visit at your seat by Father Christmas and his festive entourage of elves and Mrs... More
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Carole H
31 July 2016|
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Response from TrevorBruford | Reviewed this property |
Hello - I would recommend the Autumn Diesel Gala on 16/17/18 September; always well-planned and brilliant value for money. At present visiting locos are Deltic 55019, Class 20 D8001 and possibly an 08 shunter, along with the... More
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