Visiting Information

  Buses at North Weald


Details of the times of trains, connecting heritage bus services and the fares are here. For crowd safety and security you will need to purchase a valid travel or platform ticket to enter the platforms areas. Travel tickets are valid for unlimited travel on the trains and buses, ALL day long. Platform tickets are not available for some special events.

You can find out what there is to see and do along our railway, which as well as describing a journey along the line, also provides details of what you can find at our stations. 

Do ensure you allow time to visit The Penny Salon, our very own micro-gallery at Ongar station!

We pride ourselves in provided a day out to suit all the family so we have lots of suggestions of suggested itineraries and other local attractions that you may wish to explore while in the area. 


Directions, Parking and Public Transport options are all outlined on the find us page. There is very limited parking available at the stations, with priority given to blue badge / disabled customers. Please drive and park with care, avoid blocking access and with consideration of our neighbours.


We regularly update our locomotive rosterOn all our operational dates we reserve the right to adjust traction types depending on operational requirements, especially as we are using heritage items. Keep right up to date with our Twitter and Facebook pages.


Ladies and Gentlemen's toilets are available at Ongar and North Weald stations. Baby changing equipment is included within the Family Room / Ladies Waiting Room facilities at both stations. Disabled toilets are available in Ongar High Street (400 yards from station). Unfortunately, while we have enabled step-free access to Ongar building, the Grade II listed 1865 station does not accommodate a wheelchair accessible toilet. We have recently installed a new disabled toilet in our outlet building at North Weald.


We have our Anglia café coach at North Weald, which serves a range of hot and cold drinks and light refreshments. We also have the "Buffet Stop" at Ongar, also selling hot and cold drinks, crisps and snacks. We recommend the Picnic and Viewing Area at Ongar to relax and unwind, offering a grandstand view of the station and locomotives. At North Weald we have a number of picnic tables around the site that you are welcome to use. There are a number of local pubs and restaurants in both Ongar and North Weald, all offering hot meals. 


At Ongar, our gift shop is located in the Station Building offering a range of souvenirs to remember your visit, books, local produce, and gifts for all ages and interests. At North Weald, the shop is located in the outlet building, and in addition to the usual merchandise, has a selection of volunteer society goods for sale, including magazines and die-cast buses.


We are able to accommodate visitors with disabilities and in wheelchairs. Our Railway Access Statement - Policy for Disabled People is available to view online. Please do not hesitate to seek assistance from our friendly staff, who are here to help you enjoy your visit.



We are pleased to offer a family friendly attraction for all ages. We ask that during your journey families with prams and pushchairs store these in the Guards carriage to ensure that they do not hinder safe access along the train or inconvenience other visitors. Carry chairs can be accommodated within the train. Please speak to a member of platform staff to seek assistance and guidance to locate the Guards compartment in your train. We regret that we are only able to accept folded pushchairs on the heritage bus services, due to the limited space available in these heritage vehicles.


Bicycles Cyclists visiting the railway are most welcome, and there are a number of interesting and picturesque routes to cycle in the area. Cyclists may take their bikes on our trains, placing bikes in the Guards compartment for the duration of the journey. Please seek assistance from our platform staff at the station if you wish to take your bike on the train. There is no charge to take bikes aboard, but please be aware that during special events, space may be limited and we may not be able to accommodate cycles on some services.



Well controlled dogs, guide and assistance dogs are welcome on our railway at no extra charge. However we are unable to accept dogs, other than assistance dogs, on our dining trains. Should your companion feel thirsty, there are usually water bowls on the platforms with fresh water available. If you cannot find these, please don't hesitate to ask.



We encourage you to use your camera and video for personal use on our station platforms and designated foot crossings. For your own and our staff's safety, please do not leave the public areas or trespass on the lineside areas. Commercial photography and filming is forbidden unless prior permission is obtained; check out our Filming page for details.



Any items left at the railway will be stored for 28 days from the date of discovery, except for any perishable items, which are disposed of after 24 hours. If the item appears suspicious and is believed to be a security threat we reserve the right to contact the Police to seek their assistance with its recovery and disposal. If you accidentally drop an item off the platform, or from the window of one of our trains during your visit, please contact a member of staff for assistance. Please do not attempt to retrieve the item yourself as you will be putting yourself in danger. Please contact 01277 365 200 if you believe you have been unfortunate enough to misplace an item of property during your visit. We appreciate a donation to be made to the railway for items being claimed to help support the work of the volunteers. If an item remains unclaimed after 28 days we will dispose of it either through our nominated charity or, if the item is of no use to them, it is disposed of as rubbish.



Please use your credit or debit card to pay for your tickets, gifts or snacks. This reduces the need for our volunteers to handle cash and thereby is a small step we can take to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. All outlets accept cards as a means of payment. From 1 October 2020 we will no longer accept cash as a means of payment on the Railway. To ensure there is space for you on our reduced capacity trains purchase your travel tickets online before coming to the station. Unfortunately we are unable to accept American Express or cheques on the day of your visit.



The team at Epping Ongar Railway are very aware of the environment in which we operate, and will endeavour to maintain our eco-system and its balance with nature. It is with this in mind we try, where practicable, to manage the lineside areas for safety of trains and the benefit of the wildlife that resides along our railway, maintaining a balance of co-existence for all of us to enjoy. Please dispose of your litter responsibly using facilities on our trains and at stations, and support our efforts to recycle our waste materials.



EOR provides an interesting day out for all ages, and are pleased to welcome groups visiting the railway. Except on special events and galas, groups larger than 15 persons are able to apply for a discount, booked at least 14 days in advance.


Further details on group travel is available on the Group Travel page of our website. 
You can download a copy of the Group Booking Form here, further details available from our Ticket Offices, or on 01277 365200. 

Please read our Terms & Conditions of travel

Additional Terms and Conditions apply for our experience days.

There are also additional terms and conditions applicable in respect of the coronavirus pandemic.



Safety Note

You are reminded that railways can be dangerous places, and that you should never venture off the end of our platforms, from foot crossings or onto any part of the line unless you have a current Personal Track Safety Certificate, issued by the Epping Ongar Railway. We currently do not offer PTS courses to the public, and incidents of trespass will be taken seriously. Trespass is a criminal offence, and can face a hefty fine.