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.
Tenterden’s Steam Railway
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Steam train and heritage diesel train journeys
The Kent and East Sussex Railway is one of the country's finest examples of a preserved rural light railway. The railway’s beautifully restored steam locomotive and carriages will take everyone on a journey through the beautiful Wealden countryside to Bodiam
Plans are well advanced for the restoration of the remaining three mile section between Bodiam and Robertsbridge where the line will once again link up with the national network.
The Art Deco Station Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden serves a range of refreshments and is open between 10am and 4.30pm every day that train services operate. It is accessible to wheelchair users. Menus change daily. Currently we are operating a takeaway snack service only and there are lots of outside tables and benches
To book tickets visit www.kesr.org.uk
Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE. Tel: 01580 765155
Arriving by car
FREE car parking is available at Tenterden Town Station. In the event of our car park being full, pay and display car parks are situated nearby. Tenterden is less than an hour by car from the M25. If using the M20 travelling southbound, exit at junction 8 to join the A20 and follow signs for Leeds Castle. Continue on the B2163, through the village of Leeds to join the A274, then follow signs for Tenterden. If travelling northbound, exit at junction 9 and join the A28, then follow signs for Tenterden. Tenterden Station is situated in the heart of the town just off the High Street (A28).
Facilities for the disabled
All our facilities have been carefully designed with disabled and elderly passengers in mind. There are toilets for the disabled at Tenterden Station. In ‘Petros’, our specially designed coach for the disabled, we are able to accommodate a number of wheelchair users on every departure. We suggest you telephone ahead for details. There is full wheelchair access to the shop and refreshment rooms at Tenterden Town. The Tenterden ticket office is fitted with an induction loop.
Some photos: Lewis J Brockway