Fright Week27, 28, 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!


The Journey

Take a ride on our steam hauled ghost train from North Weird.

Before boarding, dare you collect an activity pack from our spooky porter? During the journey, watch out for spooky characters on board who will scare and entertain in equal measure. On arrival at Ongar, look out for the ghosts as you follow our ghost hunt, and admire the gruesome graveyard, and why not enjoy a calming hot chocolate or other refreshments from the Buffet Stop cafe? 

On your return to North Weird transfer to our Spooky Diesel Train for a mysterious return ride into Epping Forest. There may be theatrical smoke and other effects too. 

Steam Hauled Ghost Train at North Weird


As well as the Buffet Stop cafe at Ongar, the LNER Cafe at North Weird will also be open offering a selection of light refreshments before your journey. 



The Ghost Train will depart at the following times. There will be a break of approximately 30 minutes at Ongar.

You may have to scroll left and right to view all times. 


  27, 28 and 31 Oct 27, 28 and 31 Oct ALL DAYS ALL DAYS 29, 30 Oct 29, 30 Oct
Steam - Ghost Train departs North Weird 10.45 12.30 14.00 15.45 17.15 18.45
Steam - Ghost Train departs Ongar 11.30 13.15 14.45 16.30 18.00 19.30
Spooky Diesel Train departs North Weird 11.55 12.15 13.40 14.00 15.10 15.30 16.55 17.15 18.25 18.45 19.55 20.15
Spooky Diesel Train arrive North Weird 12.10 12.30 13.55 14.15 15.25 15.45 17.10 17.30 18.40 19.00 20.10 20.30

All trains depart from North Weald station, CM16 6BT. You will not be able to join these services at Ongar. Do not follow the brown signs as these will direct you to Ongar.

For trains 1, 23 and 4 there is limited parking at North Weald - we recommend that you park at, or use the London Underground Central Line to, Epping station which is in zone 6, and then join our connecting heritage buses which are included in your fare. The bus for train 4 will not run on 31 October. 

For trains 5 and 6, as the buses will not be running parking will be available at North Weald station. This also applies for train 4 on 31 October. 


Connecting Heritage Buses

Connecting heritage buses will run from right outside Epping Underground station. Buses will run at the following times: 

        NOT 31 Oct
Epping Underground Station - depart  10.25 12.00 13.35 15.15
North Weald Station - arrive 10.37 12.13 13.48 15.27

Regular buses will run back to Epping Station at the end of your experience. 



The following great value fares apply. These are only valid on your booked train, and, if approrpiate, the connecting heritage bus service shown above.

Adult: £16
Child (aged 3 and over): £10

Exclusive compartment for up to 6 people: £75

Children under 3 are free - no ticket needed - but are not guaranteed a seat. 


Dress up in your scariest outfits, share a picture of you and your family on our facebook page (@eppingongarrailway) and the best dressed family as decided by our team of ghouls will win a family railcard for use in 2022. 

Passengers are asked to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the departure of their 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.

Ticket prices do not include refreshments at Ongar or North Weird. 

The Spooky Diesel Train from North Weird is not a ghost train, but will be suitably spooky! Windows will be blacked out and lights dimmed and the use of theatrical smoke and other effects is possible too. For capacity reasons, passengers for this element of the experience will be split into two groups, though all members of your party will be in the same group. You may have to wait approximately 30 minutes at North Weird before boarding this train. 

Passengers must comply with any government guidance in place on the date of travel. 

These trains are planned to be hauled by a steam locomotive from North Weald to Ongar, and return. The Spooky Diesel Train into Epping Forest will be formed of our Diesel Multiple Unit train. 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.

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