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image for Railway Event item typeDriver for a Fiver at Vale of Rheidol Railway

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Railway Event, from 14 Aug 2017, £3-£5

Driver for a Fiver

Driver for a Fiver

Drive a real steam engine for £5!

Details

Quarry Hunslet No 605 "Margaret" will be in steam at Devil's Bridge station on selected days and for a small fee, there will be opportunities for footplate rides or the chance to take the controls and drive the locomotive over a short section of line.

Participants need to be of good health and deemed fit and able. Children may participate with parental consent, but must be supervised. The driver may ask for a parent to accompany.

All funds raised go towards the restoration of locomotive No 7 "Owain Glyndwr" which has been out of service since 1998.

Drive the engine: £5 donation / footplate rides: £3 donation.

Yellow and green days timetable days starting from 29th May to 31st August 2017.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Devil's Bridge Station is a short walk from Devil's Bridge Waterfalls - operated as a separate attraction.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 21 - Thu 24 Aug 2017
Mon 28 - Thu 31 Aug 2017

Prices

Drive the engine: £5 donation.
Footplate rides: £3 donation.

Contact

Booking office

01970 625 819

Address

Park Avenue,
Aberystwyth,
Ceredigion,
SY23 1PG

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SN 586812  Lat: 52.41114 Long: -4.07912

By Public Transport: The Vale of Rheidol Railway is located in the centre of Aberystwyth and is a short walk from the mainline railway and bus stations.

By Road: The Railway has a large car park off Park Avenue/Boulevard St Brieuc between the Park & Ride site and the Co-operative Supermarket. SAT NAV Postcode SY23 1PG.

Please note that if you start your journey at Devil's Bridge, car parking is adjacent to the station platform. SAT NAV: SY23 3JL

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Aberystwyth station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Devil's Bridge Station is a short walk from Devil's Bridge Waterfalls - operated as a separate attraction.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • 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:
    • 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)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • 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

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • Trains The railway operates a fleet of historic railway carriages which were built for the line between 1923 and 1938. To access the carriages, there are two steps of 400mm between the platform and the carriage floor. Extra steps are available if required. The carriage doors are 580mm wide and internal gangways are 420mm and 520mm wide. We regret that these vintage carriages are not suitable for customers who need to remain in their wheelchairs.