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York-Durham Heritage Railway

19 Railway St, Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5, Canada
+1 905-852-3696
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Santa Train Ride December 2016

Great outing with the kids and friends. 8 of us in total booked months in advance so we could all... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
H5590TQmichaeln
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Whitby, Canada
Santa Teain

What a great outing for the little ones at Christmas time. Grandma and Grandpa took 2 grandkids... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Denise K
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Uxbridge, Canada
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
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19 Railway St, Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5, Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great outing with the kids and friends. 8 of us in total booked months in advance so we could all sit together on the train (Do book early the Santa Trains fill up really fast). We had a lot of fun on the train. Santa...More

Thank H5590TQmichaeln
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

What a great outing for the little ones at Christmas time. Grandma and Grandpa took 2 grandkids for the 3rd year in a row. The kids love the one on one time they get to spend with Santa, as he surs with each child and...More

Thank Denise K
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This was a great experience! I enjoyed the drive out to uxbridge...beautiful city! The train ride was very good & the conductors & the clown very funny & pleasant including the snack bar staff..very helpful. It was worth what I paid & I would highly...More

Thank Christine C
TrainMikeJ, Social Media Manager at York-Durham Heritage Railway, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your review. I will share your positive words with all of our volunteers. They work hard all year long to ensure our guests enjoy their experience with us. We hope to see you and your family again in our upcoming season...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016

Took the train ride from Uxbridge to Goodwood and return on the 10/15/16. There were not much colored leaves left. I think the colors have peaked some time back. Ride was a disappointment.More

1  Thank ervin783
TrainMikeJ, Social Media Manager at York-Durham Heritage Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The scenery changes from year to year and is different in each part of the line. The longer Sunday trips to Stouffville offer more opportunity for fall colour viewing but we offer both types of trips to meet the needs...More

Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went on a 90 minute round trip from Uxbridge to Goodwood (non-stop). It was advertised as a fall foliage viewing trip but unfortunately the views from the train were much poorer than from our car on our drive to Uxbridge... Most of the time...More

Thank Ivona_Kolo
TrainMikeJ, Social Media Manager at York-Durham Heritage Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The scenery changes from year to year and is different in each part of the line. The longer Sunday trips to Stouffville offer more opportunity for fall colour viewing but we offer both types of trips to meet the needs...More

Reviewed 3 October 2016

This rail trip popped up on Facebook so we decided to try it. Booked a trip to Stouffville and back with a nice stop as well. Had time to sit and enjoy a coffee and pastry at a local bistro. The train cars are from...More

3  Thank Karl L
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Today, was a great adventure with by one year old and four year old. We took them on this teddy bear train ride, Doctor Bear gave the teddies a check up on the way there. On the way back there was a team, a musician...More

Thank jenn k
TrainMikeJ, Social media Manager at York-Durham Heritage Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your day with us. We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your train ride! Our volunteer staff and crew work hard to ensure every guest has a great time. Come back...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Day out with Thomas. For a five year who has loved Thomas for as long as he can remember.... He was looking forward to this day for months! He was not disappointed. We didn't know what to expect but for an event we couldn't see...More

Thank LilMissMarie
TrainMikeJ, Social Media Manager at York-Durham Heritage Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time t let others know about your day with us during this special annual event. The Day Out With Thomas is a huge coordination of hundreds of volunteers and student workers and takes months and months of planning. We are...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016

The train was exciting for my 3-year old grand daughter - the best part was watching Thomas on the tracks outside of the venue. Inside, definitely not worth the $30 ticket. The play areas are really hokey and they don't even have real bathrooms. Dirty,...More

Thank sandie_lynn
TrainMikeJ, Social Media Manager at York-Durham Heritage Railway, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your comments. It should be noted that this review is for a weekend event *not* created by the York-Durham Heritage Railway, but by Mattel and its promoter. Day Out With Thomas is an event that is not typical of our regular...More

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

...this is your chance to stop and look around. This is an excellent summer weekend day trip for couples, retired or with young kids or grandkids. It's impressive to see first generation 1950's diesels built in Montreal Canada still running or prewar passenger cars that...More

Thank David O
TrainMikeJ, Social Media Manager at York-Durham Heritage Railway, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your positive review of our railway. Our volunteers work hard all year long to ensure a great experience for all of our guests. Indeed, the history of our rail line has a very interesting past and is interesting to learn about....More

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Todd S
Can you buy tickets at the station?
22 October 2016|
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Response from TrainMikeJ | Property representative |
We do recommend buying ahead of time so that you have the best choice of seats as we use an assigned seating system. Special events, such as our Santa trains, almost always sell out before the train date and usually do not... More
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cdsouza
If we are 3 adults and 2 kids can we all sit beside each other? i see when i am booking that it's 4 per booth..
20 October 2016|
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Response from Ivona_Kolo | Reviewed this property |
No... We were also a party of 5 so we booked 4 all facing one way at tables across the aisle and one on the opposite side of the table. Worked out well.
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Aimi K
Is there parking at the station?
27 September 2016|
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Response from David O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lots of free parking right near the uxbridge station. In Stouffville you can use the go train parking for free which isnt used on the weekends.
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