Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley from a period carriage as you take in the panoramic views of the river,and rolling farmland of Waterford and across the river to County Kilkenny. The track runs mostly along the picturesque banks of the River Suir offering views of the world famous Mount Congreve Gardens. This is an area rich in history and only accessible by train.
The rolling stock includes a restored Simplex Locomotive, which had an arduous working life in the peat industry in the North of England and Scotland. It was also used in excavating the Channel Tunnel. It now pulls two partially open carriages travelling at 15km per hour and can accommodate up to 90 passengers. The journey time is 40 minutes Sunday to Friday, 50 minutes on Saturday.
The Waterford and Suir Valley Railway Company is a community heritage project with charitable status ref: chy 13857. The project has enabled the magic of rails golden age to be brought to life in Kilmeadan. A heritage narrow gauge railway runs along 17 kilometres of the abandoned Waterford - Dungarvan line.
The railway is currently operated by a volunteer crew. It opens from April to the 30th September for the summer season. It is popular with both locals and tourists and appeals to people of all ages.
All facilities at the Waterford and Suir Valley Railway are wheelchair accessible.
WSVR Governance Code .pdf file