Fright Week Halloween services26, 27, 29, 30, 31 October

Dare you ride the Ghost Train from North Weird? 

Ride the Ghost Train

Dress up in your scariest outfit and join our full size ghost train as we promise some Hallowe'en fun with the living dead!

Grim Reaper on the Ghost Train

The journey

We offer an inclusive park and ride or tube and ride service from Epping station on board one of our vintage London buses. This will bring you to North Weird where there are reports of ghosts haunting the station, can you help us find them all?  

Why not enjoy a calming hot drink or other refreshments from the LNER cafe on platform 3?

Then take a steam hauled journey on our full size ghost train... but watch our for the living dead who are lurking on board who may scare and entertain in equal measure! There will be a short break at Ongar where the Manic Magician will enthrall and entertain with his mysterious magic show. The train will then return to North Weald via the ancient and eerie Epping Forest. 



The LNER cafe at North Weird will be open serving a selection of hot and cold snacks and hot and cold drinks which you can take on onboard the train. The Buffet Stop at Ongar will also be open for hot drinks and confectionery. 


Best dressed competition

Share a picture of your family on our Facebook or Instagram page and the best dressed family each day will win a prize.

Pumpkins at Ongar station Sooky Ghost train at North Weird station

Keep an eye on this page for further details as our plans evolve. 



Fares to be announced

Children under 3 are free - no ticket needed!

Further details to be announced!

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The Ghost Train service is planned to be operated by a steam locomotive from North Weird to Ongar and from Epping Forest to North Weird. A heritage diesel locomotive will operate the train from Ongar to Epping Forest. The Epping Ongar Railway reserves the right to replace the steam locomotive with a diesel locomotive in case of failure or other unforeseen operational reasons. No refunds will be offered in the event a steam locomotive is substituted for a diesel locomotive.