All aboard to experience the magic of rail!
April & September Train Schedule
Monday to Saturday: 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Sunday: 12noon, 1pm 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
May to August Summer Train Schedule
Monday to Saturday: 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Sunday: 12noon, 1pm 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm
Trains Depart on the Hour. Tickets are not sold in advance.
A Mark 2 railway carriage serves as the ticket office and shop. Light refreshments are available at the station. Indoor and outdoor tables are available for picnics. A large carpark provides ample parking for coachs and cars. All facilities are wheelchair accessible. On this web site you can watch a video of the train journey taken by our locomotive along the banks of the River Suir.
The magic of rails golden age has been brought to life in Kilmeadan, Co Waterford. A heritage narrow gauge railway follows 8.5 kilometers of the abandoned Waterford - Dungarvan route, from the station at Kilmeadan in to Gracedieu Junction. Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley from a period carriage as you take in the panoramic views of the river, rolling farmland and mountains. The track runs mostly along the picturesque banks of the River Suir offering a glimpse in to the world famous Mount Congreve Gardens.
This is an area rich in history dating back to the Vikings and is 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 hauls two carriages with fully enclosed and partially opened seating to choose from. All weather protections is available for the open section. Enjoy a leisurely journey traveling at an average speed of 15km per hour. Other restored diesel engines are on display at the station.
We welcome school tours to Kilmeaden Station for a fun and educational trip on our train. At Halloween we run the scary Spooky Express, and at Christmas we run the very popular Santa Express. We also run a Sunset Express and trains during the February Mid Term Break / October Mid Term Break.
The Waterford & Suir Valley Railway is a voluntary, community heritage project with charitable status ref : chy 13857.
While every care will be taken to ensure trains run as advertised the railway reserves the right to vary the published times with or without notice.