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image for Steam Railway item typePontypool and Blaenavon Railway

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Steam Railway, next open Sat 26 - Mon 28 Aug 2017, £5-£9

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway

Steaming away from Blaenavon

Details

A scenic train ride through the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. Connects Blaenavon with Bit Pit, the Garn Lakes and the Whistle Inn.

Rail Route: From Furnace Sidings

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Wed 23 Aug 2017
Sat 26 - Mon 28 Aug 2017
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Sep 2017
Fri 8 - Sun 10 Sep 2017
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Sep 2017
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017
Sat 28 - Tue 31 Oct 2017
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Dec 2017
Sat 9 - Sun 10 Dec 2017
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017
Sat 23 Dec 2017

Prices

Standard Fare Structure for 2017: Adult Day Rover £9.00, Child Day Rover, £5.00, Family Day Rover (2 Adults and up to three Children 3 - 15 years old) £23.00, Concessions £8.00.
Special fares are applicable for some events.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 27 - Mon 28 Aug Classic Transport Show
Fri 8 - Sun 10 Sep Steam Gala
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Oct Ghost Train
Tue 31 Oct Ghost Train

Contact

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Location

Directions

Plan route to Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 251088  Lat: 51.77284 Long: -3.08692

The railway is situated just off the B4248 between Blaenavon and Brynmawr by the Garn lakes, and is well signposted as you approach Blaenavon. Use Junction 25a if you are coming on the M4 from the east, or Junction 26 if you are coming from the west, (both junctions are clearly signposted}. Head for Cwmbran and pick up the signs for Pontypool or Big Pit

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Abergavenny station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair