COVID UPDATE, March 2021. Tenterden Town Station. The K&ESR, which runs through ten miles of beautiful countryside from Tenterden to Bodiam, is planning to run its first trains on Saturday 22 May.
When the line reopens on 22 May, there will be three socially distanced seating steam hauled departures every open day, leaving Tenterden at 10.40, 13.15 and 15.35, for the two-hour round trip to Bodiam. If the restrictions continue to be eased, additional services will be introduced from June and passengers will once again be able to break their journey to enjoy visitor attractions in East Sussex. For the safety of visitors, social distancing restrictions remain in place for reopening. Tickets are being sold online for family groups and exclusive private compartments. Online prices are £36 for a table for two £49 for a table for up to 4 travelling together and a private compartment for 8 is £85.
The Kent & East Sussex Railway is the country's finest example of a rural light railway. A great value day out. Regular events: Steam trains, Day out with Thomas, 1940s, Santa Specials, Real Ale Trains, Pensioners Treats and more. Steam trains, disabled facilities, licensed Restaurant (Station Refreshment Rooms), Wealden Pullman Dining, Railway Experiences, Model Railway fun for children, Colonel Stephens Museum
The Railway has a specially designed coach for wheelchair users called 'Petros' which is fitted with ramped access, wide aisles, an accessible toilet and moveable seating. There is full wheelchair access to the shop and restaurant at Tenterden Town Station, and the Colonel Stephens Railway Museum has level access with 42" aisles.