Kent and East Sussex Railway

Weaving a picturesque route through unrivaled Wealden countryside, the Kent & East Sussex Railway traverses the Rother Valley to the terminus close to the picturesque Bodiam Castle.

The railway retains much of its historic branch line charm and visitors can enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and service of a bygone era. The railway boasts beautifully restored coaches dating from the 1880’s to the 1960s & hauled by steam locomotives built as early as 1872.

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Our facilities have been carefully designed with the mobility impaired visitor in mind. There are parking spaces for Blue Badge holders near to the platforms at Tenterden Town and Northiam Stations and accessible toilets at Tenterden, Northiam and Bodiam.

We are proud to boast a specially designed coach called Petros, which is fitted with ramped wheelchair access, wide aisles, moveable seating and an accessible toilet.

Some of our other carriages have ramped access too and there is full wheelchair access to the shop and Station Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden Town Station. The Colonel Stephens Railway Museum has level access with 42″ aisles. The Tenterden ticket office is fitted with an induction loop.

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