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We can't wait to welcome you back!

View the spectacular ruins of Corfe Castle - and the beautiful Purbeck countryside - from the comfort of our special heritage diesel hauled re-opening train service.

From Saturday, 11 July, 2020, we will be running our re-opening Swanage to Norden and return train service that will be different from what we would normally operate.

Starting at Swanage station, the special return journey does not stop at Herston Halt, Harman's Cross or Corfe Castle to ensure the safety of passengers and staff.

There will be four departures a day from Swanage station at 10.30, 12.00, 13.30 and 15.00.

Trains cannot be boarded at Norden, Corfe Castle, Harman's Cross or Herston Halt, these stations will be closed.

Our special advanced purchase fare can only be purchased online. 

Capacity is strictly limited with seat allocation to observe Social Distancing regulations.

Return Fares
Type Advance Online On the Day*
Window seats 2 persons £20.00 £25.00
Table for up to 4 persons £40.00 £50.00
Compartment for up to 6 persons £50.00 £60.00
Under 5's" (Not occupying a seat) FREE FREE
We regret that pets cannot travel. (except assistance dogs)

* Subject to availability
" No booking required
Promotional discount schemes and memberships are not valid on this service.
Tickets are non-refundable


We have created a special video to show you the additional measures that we have implemented to ensure the safety of our passengers and staff.

  • In accordance with current government regulations, all passengers on our trains are required to use face coverings that cover nose and mouth. The Swanage Railway may refuse carriage to those who do not comply with this regulation.
    Please note that the regulation does not apply to children under the age of 11, to railway staff in the course of their duties and in certain other situations
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Passengers who exhibit symptoms of Covid-19 or who have been in contact with someone who has, MUST NOT attend the railway.
  • Is it a requirement that you must visit the railway not have knowingly been in contact with someone with the virus for 14 days.
  • No Pets. (except Assistance Dogs).
  • No Bike/Cycles
  • Pushchair/prams cannot be taken on-board the trains.


  • Toilets are only available at Swanage station.
  • There are no toilets on the trains.
  • Our catering facilities remain closed until further notice.
  • Our shop at Swanage station will be open, subject to volunteer availability.
  • Passengers are requested to take rubbish home.

You can view our risk assessments here