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Epping Ongar Railway

Station Approach | Ongar, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9BN, England
+44 1277 365200
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Great Day Out

We had a lovely day out. When we first arrived we went into the buffet car and had a bacon sandwich... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Well worth a visit

This may not be the longest or biggest heritage railway but it has an interesting history having... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Terrible2%
1 week ago
“Great Day Out”
2 weeks ago
“Well worth a visit”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Station Approach | Ongar, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9BN, England
+44 1277 365200
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely day out. When we first arrived we went into the buffet car and had a bacon sandwich and cup of tea then boarded the steam train for a ride to Ongar where you had time for a look round the station...More

Thank MichaelRGreen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may not be the longest or biggest heritage railway but it has an interesting history having been part of the former LNER and London Transport. What ti lacks in length is more than made up for by the enthusiasm of the volunteers who run...More

Thank WinstanleySW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been looking forward to my visit but until I arrived I had no idea that our ticket gave us unlimited travel by steam, diesel, and bus. We had a great visit and seeing Metropolitan 1 in steam was a real bonus. The buffet...More

Thank j471m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the our most disappointing experience during a bank holiday weekend trip into Essex. First, having consulted the railway’s website and a 2017 leaflet, we expected to pay a concessionary fee of £12 (instead of the normal adult rate of £13), but when we...More

Thank MrAndrewHaynes
EOR-GM, Director of Sales at Epping Ongar Railway, responded to this review

We run a varied series of events during the year aimed at both the enthusiast and family market.The day you came to the EOR was one of our very popular Peppa Pig event days for which, as you noted, we charge as small premium for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision to go here for the Peppa Pig weekend with my daughter. Caught the vintage bus from Epping Tube Station which is a pleasant trip through the town and part of the forest. Arrived at North Weald station where Peppa and George visited...More

Thank richym666
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

1st time I had been here. Very friendly staff. None stop trains 7 running in total. Driver for a fiver, cab rides for a fiver although they do sell out quick. Even did vintage bus ride included in the price. Cost us £66 for 3...More

Thank pooldave180
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We didn't plan to come here, but last time we passed by it was closed for filming. They had trains running to North Weald most of the day. Diesel and Steam. They also had Route Master buses on route to and from North Weald to...More

Thank Mrs T
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A six mile preserved railway still in the process of expanding although they have made leaps and bounds since first starting. There is a small cafe and lovelier shop at North Weals Station which has been beautifully preserved. The railway was running a mix of...More

Thank Garricke_12
Reviewed 10 April 2017

In need of a bit of nostalgia, I took a trip on the Central Line to Epping to visit London's nearest Heritage Railway. An old red Routemaster bus was waiting to whisk me to North Weald station where I boarded the 11 o'clock train for...More

Thank oggiedan732
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Beautifully restored stations and trains. Enjoyed fun of steam, DMU and a Routemaster bus rides. Family ticket last all day on bus and train. Great countryside. Staff helpful, even visited the signal box. Enjoyed by 3yo plus and oldies. If travelli.g by car parking at...More

Thank georgeoxon
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, How long does the train journey take please? Many thanks Gill
19 December 2016|
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Response from EOR-GM | Property representative |
Hi Gill, for our Santa Specials the train ride itself is around 55 minutes during which time there is onboard entertainment and of course a visit at your seat by Father Christmas and his festive entourage of elves and Mrs... More
Carole H
Hi can you tell me the next event at the railway please as I am looking to come with a very big 'party ' of people. Thank you
31 July 2016|
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Response from TrevorBruford | Reviewed this property |
Hello - I would recommend the Autumn Diesel Gala on 16/17/18 September; always well-planned and brilliant value for money. At present visiting locos are Deltic 55019, Class 20 D8001 and possibly an 08 shunter, along with the... More
Hi we are coming for a visit this weekend. Is it possible to get off the train at Epping Forest and spend 2 hours or so and return on the last one ? What is there to do in that particular area ? Ie is there anywhere to get a snack etc ? Thanks
13 July 2016|
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Response from Heather W | Reviewed this property |
You can stop off in the town and look round the shops but you are not near the forest itself.