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New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

32 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938-1303
+1 215-862-2332
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Well Worth The Money - Even Better in 2017!

I'm a multiple-time patron of the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, living about 30-40 minutes away... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Jim L
via mobile
Good but not great

We rode the Polar Express right after Christmas and got a decent discount on Groupon. The train... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Erica S
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Waretown, New Jersey, United States
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good24%
  • Average24%
  • Poor12%
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32 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938-1303
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+1 215-862-2332
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I'm a multiple-time patron of the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, living about 30-40 minutes away (depending on traffic) - and decided to charter a train car for my daughter's third birthday (she loves trains almost as much as her father does). Since it was...More

Thank Jim L
Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us feedback about your private charter experience, we are so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see back to ride again soon!

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We rode the Polar Express right after Christmas and got a decent discount on Groupon. The train ride was cute. Santa, Mrs. Claus and a man who played a banjo and sang Christmas songs came out. There were also people that handed out hot chocolate,...More

Thank Erica S
Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us feedback about your experience on the North Pole Express train ride. I am sorry you were not satisfied with the North Pole Express ride and we are sorry we fell short of your expectations. We value your input and based...More

Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Disappointing! This is a very expensive train ride with not a lot going on most of the hour ride. There was a banjo player but he never played in our car. The accordion player did for a bit and he was fun. They give you...More

Thank ccampanile
Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us feedback about your experience on the North Pole Express train ride. I am sorry you were not satisfied with the North Pole Express ride and we are sorry we fell short of your expectations. We value your input and based...More

Reviewed 24 December 2016

We and our 32 guests were enchanted by the experience. We returned recently to relive our wedding. The Bucks County countryside is gorgeous, and the train rolls gracefully through it along these narrow gauge tracks, driven by men who wear the vintage gear that train...More

Thank WanderingDoe
Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and we are glad you came back recently to relive your special day and that we could be a part of that. We hope to see you riding again soon!

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

You know when you leave an experience and it was a memory that will be a great one! Our whole family enjoyed ourselves so much, 4 and 8 year old kiddos. Santa (and Mrs Claus!) were perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we're so glad...More

Thank Kim B
Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your North Pole Express train ride and we hope to see you back at the railroad again soon.

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We bought 1st class tix and felt like cattle. Save your money. Here are the positives: - nice town - authentic rail cars - great Santa and mrs claus Negatives/areas for improvement - price/value - train left 20 minutes late. The poor kids were freezing...More

Thank captainl301
Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us feedback about your experience on the North Pole Express train ride. We are sorry your train ride did not live up to your expectations. We try and give our riders the best experience possible and sometimes in order to do...More

Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This was our first time on the Christmas express. I was a little weary after I read the bad reviews but I'm glad I didn't listen. It was a very enjoyable trip. We took the first train at 11am. We had a very pretty view...More

Thank Lilygirl24
Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your North Pole Express train ride. I am sorry you felt the excursion to be overpriced, we try to be very clear on our website and when buying tickets what the costs are and the...More

Reviewed 23 November 2016

Wow! What a rip off! I attended last year and urge you to save your $$$! Santa bringing a piece of coal would have been better than this! Read on if you'd like the nitty gritty. Need a reason to skip it? How about 10...More

5  Thank jasemammen
Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid feedback. We are sorry you felt your excursion to be overpriced and not up to your expectations, we try to be clear on our website about the details and costs of the rides. Sometimes unexpected issues cause the train to...More

Reviewed 20 November 2016

We took our 2.5 year old daughter, and her grandparents on the North Pole Express this past weekend. It was an amazing experience for all. The staff was so friendly, the train was gorgeous and festive, and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus was the...More

1  Thank kristastacy
Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your North Pole Express train ride and we hope to see you back in the future to ride again!

Reviewed 13 November 2016

The train is from the 1920's and was a fun ride. The Conduct was fantastic as he told the history of the area as the train traveled along the rails. We were in the coach car as to the weather was sunny but very windy...More

Thank Pianodude63
Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your ride and appreciate your feedback! We hope to see you back to ride again soon!

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Gabriella_Torres
Hi, does someone have photo and description of the exact type of train that will be used this december 2016 for the polar express ride? my kid is a fan of the TRAIN, and if the locomotive and coaches look very different from outside, for him it won't be the polar express
11 September 2016|
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Response from Tricia F | Property representative |
Hi, we switch our locomotive power often and depending on when you will be coming in December will depend which one we have on the train.If you want you can contact me at 21-862-2332, a few days before you are coming and I... More
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vacay204
Are dogs allowed on train?
6 August 2016|
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Response from Tricia F | Property representative |
Only Service dogs are allowed on the train, If you should have any other questions, please give us a call at 215-862-2332, Thanks
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Pmonticelli
Is it necessary to buy the tickets in advance?
6 December 2015|
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Response from Angela K | Reviewed this property |
You can buy at the station but I would suggest checking Groupons for advance purchase discounts.
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