Public Running Days at Ashton Court 2022

  • PROGRAMME FOR 2022

Bristol Model Engineers are pleased to announce that the Ashton Court Railway is running this year subject to COVID regulations.

The engines and carriages have had a lonely time stuck in their sheds and therefore can’t wait to see their old friends, as well as making new ones, in 2021. Come along and make their day as they steam around the track.

Please follow our Facebook page for further updates, and read all of the below information before your visit, as things will necessarily look a bit different this year.

These dates are however subject to the weather (as always), the availability of volunteers and we also reserve the right to suspend operations if the government changes the Covid-19 regulations or advice.

The railway will be open from 12.00hrs until 17.00hrs with the exception of October 30th 2022 when the railway will close at 16.00hrs. We may have to close the queue a little earlier to avoid any disappointments if many people are waiting.

* What’s different this year?

We will be operating under strict procedures for health and safety, and we ask all friends and visitors to adhere to them so that we can all have a happy and safe afternoon.

Anyone showing or experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19 MUST NOT come to the site or ride the railway.

Social distancing rules must be observed at all times, a one-way route into and out of the site, and to and from the trains, will be in operation. Please queue outside the ticket office, and along the boundary fence of the railway enclosure while maintaining social distancing.

 Tickets will cost £1.50 each, or 5 for £6.50. Multiple tickets may once again be purchased, cash and cards are accepted.

We are running trains on both our railways: On the raised track railway only one household (or support bubble) will be permitted to ride per train and on the ground level households/support bubbles will be separated by an empty carriage. Railway volunteers will give guidance on which carriages can be used so that social distancing is maintained.

Railway volunteers will also wipe down the carriages periodically throughout the day. 

* What about parking?

Please remember that parking arrangements at the railway have changed. Parking at Ashton Court is controlled by Bristol City Council, and visitors will need to pay and display. Only members of the Bristol Society of Model & Experimental Engineers are permitted to park their vehicles in the area adjacent to the railway.

Watch this space for 2022 running dates.
 
Subject to COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS
 
Public Running Calendar 2022    
27th MarchSunday1st Public running dayMothers Day - Summer time starts
3rd AprilSunday2nd Public running day
17th AprilSunday3rd Public running dayEaster Sunday
18th AprilMonday4th Public running dayBank Holiday
1st MaySunday5th Public running day
2nd MayMonday6th Public running dayBank Holiday
15th MaySunday7th Public running day
22nd MaySunday8th Public running day
12th JuneSunday9th Public running day
19th JuneSunday10th Public running dayFathers Day
3rd JulySunday11th Public running day
10th JulySunday12th Public running day
24th JulySunday13th Public running daySchools Holidays start
31st JulySunday14h Public running day
21st AugustSunday15th Public running day
28th AugustSunday16th Public running day
29th AugustMonday17th Public running dayBank Holiday
11th SeptemberSunday18th Public running day
18th SeptemberSunday19th Public running day
2nd OctoberSunday20th Public running day
23rd OctoberSunday21st Public running day
30th OctoberSundayFinal Public running dayHalloween - Summer time ends
4th DecemberSundaySanta Special
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* What about parking?
 
Please remember that parking arrangements at the railway have changed. Parking at Ashton Court is controlled by Bristol City Council, and visitors will need to pay and display. Only members of the Bristol Society of Model & Experimental Engineers are permitted to park their vehicles in the area adjacent to the railway.

We look forward to seeing you.  Toot Toot!

[If in doubt phone 0117 946 7110 on the day]