Come and See Bluey at the Epping Ongar Railway27 May

Wackadoo! Your favourite Blue Heeler, Bluey, is making a visit to the Epping Ongar Railway.

Come and See Bluey at the Epping Ongar Railway

It will be a great day out for all the family - especially the younger ones.

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Children’s favourite, Bluey, will be here on Monday 27 May. Take a ride on our heritage steam train at the times stated below, to Ongar where Bluey will be making appearances.

Be sure to come and say hello and don’t forget your camera!

Capacity on each train will be limited and advance booking is essential.

You can also take a ride into the ancient Epping Forest on our diesel multiple unit, which offers drivers eye views. This is included within the price of your great value ticket! You can only board, or alight from, this service at North Weald. 

 

Bluey appearances

Appearances take place at Ongar station.

Join our vintage London bus service from Epping station, to North Weald. At North Weald there is chance to purchase some refreshments from our LNER Cafe, before joining the heritage tran to Ongar for a break of approximately 90 minutes, to see Bluey. Also at Ongar, you can see a magic show with our resident magician, John Clayton, and follow the clues to find the pictures of animals hidden around the station. 

The train will then return you to North Weald where you can return to Epping on board the vintage London bus. 


 

Times

The heritage steam train will depart from North Weald, for a journey through the Essex countryside, at the following times. This will take you to Ongar where you will be able to see Bluey. 

  • Train 1: 10.50
  • Train 2: 12.00
  • Train 3: 13.10
  • Train 4: 14.20

You should allow approximately 2 hours for the train journey and the opportunity to see Bluey.

You must travel on the booked train to Ongar.

 

Make the most of your day! 

Our heritage diesel multiple unit will be operating shuttle trains making a return journey into the ancient Epping Forest, offering drivers eye views! You can travel on this service before, or after, your steam hauled journey for no extra charge. You cannot join or alight from this service at Epping Forest as these is no platform here. 

Diesel Multiple unit in Epping Forest

You can find the full timetable, including the times of the Epping Forest shuttle using the link below. 

Download the train timetable

 

Don't forget to leave enough time to catch the bus! 

Trains will depart promptly from North Weald at the times shown. You can find the times of the bus service here:

Download the bus timetable

We've also got suggested timings for your visit, showing the suggested bus times and Epping Forest shuttle service to connect with your booked heritage steam service to see Bluey.

Suggested connecting bus and Epping Forest shuttle times

 

At North Weald

  • Join the heritage steam train service to see Bluey.
  • Take a ride into the ancient Epping Forest on board our diesel multiple unit which offers drivers eye views.
  • Our gift shop will be open with a wide selection of souvenirs for sale, as well as a selection of Peppa Pig merchandise.
  • The LNER Café will be open offering a range of hot and cold drinks and light refreshments to take away.

 

At Ongar Station

  • See Bluey
  • Watch a magic show from our resident magician, John Clayton.
  • Follow the clues and find the pictures of animals located around the station.
  • Hot and cold drinks and light refreshments will be available from the Buffet Stop cafe. 
  • Our gift shop will be open.
  • For an additional charge a balloon modeller will be creating balloon animals for you to take away. 

Heritage steam train at the Epping Ongar Railway

 

Getting to us

There is only limited car parking for disabled passengers at our stations, which must be booked in advance. There is no parking for other passengers.

We operate an inclusive Park and Ride service - your journey starts on the vintage London bus service from Epping Underground station, or from Shenfield which also calls at Ongar.

It's easy to get to us via the London Underground. Our inclusive vintage London buses will run from right outside the front of Epping Underground station (Central Line, zone 6), connecting with our train services at North Weald station. 

Public car parks are available in Ongar (charges may apply - use postcode CM5 9AB); The bus calls at all bus stops along Ongar High Street - look out for the vintage red or green London buses operating on route 339.

Alternatively passengers may park at Epping Station (charges apply) and join our vintage London bus service (use postcode CM16 4HW). 

The bus services are included in the price of your great value ticket.

More details about how to get to us

 

Fares

The following great value fares apply. 

Train 1: Adult £15; Child £6
Trains 2 and 3: Adult £18; Child £8
Train 4: Adult £16; Child £7

Children under 18 months old are free – no ticket needed - though they are not allocated a seat.

All fares include the connecting vintage London bus service from Epping Underground station, Shenfield or Ongar, a ride on a heritage steam train, a journey into Epping Forest on our diesel multiple unit, and all attractions listed above.

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Passengers are reminded that the times stated above are the departure times of the heritage steam train. You should allow sufficient time to travel on the vintage London bus service to get to the train at North Weald. You may finish your journey at Ongar, instead of returning to North Weald on the heritage steam train, if you wish, but you will not be able to return on a later train.

Note: Passengers on train 4 returning on the bus to Shenfield (only) should join that bus at Ongar instead of returning to North Weald on the steam train. 

All tickets will be scanned electronically on arrival. This can be from a mobile phone or a print out. Please help us by making sure that you have these ready for our volunteers

These trains are planned to be hauled by a steam locomotive from North Weald to Ongar and return. Every effort will be made to operate services as advertised but the Epping Ongar Railway reserves the right to substitute diesel traction for steam in unavoidable circumstances. No refunds will be offered in the event that diesel traction is substituted.