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Access Statement

Full Access Statement available for download HERE

Trains
The railway operates a fleet of historic railway carriages which were built for the line between 1923 and 1938.

To access the carriages, there are two steps of 400mm between the platform and the carriage floor. Extra steps are available if required.

The carriage doors are 580mm wide and internal gangways are 420mm and 520mm wide. We regret that these vintage carriages are not suitable for customers who need to remain in their wheelchairs.

Aberystwyth Station - SAT NAV Postcode: SY23 1PG
Aberystwyth Station is the headquarters of the railway. All trains start and finish their day here.

There is a dedicated railway car park located off Park Avenue (between the Park & Ride site and the Co-Operative Supermarket). The car park has a level tarmac surface with marked bays. There is no charge for parking.

A tarmac pathway leads to the Booking Office and platform. There is one small kerb from the car park surface to the pathway.

Aberystwyth station is staffed daily during the operating season. There is wheelchair access to the Booking Office & Gift Shop through a 680mm door. The counter level is 900mm above floor level. If this presents any difficulty to you, please ask a member of staff for assistance.

Accessible toilets are provided at Aberystwyth station.

Devil’s Bridge Station – SAT NAV Postcode: SY23 3JL
Devil's Bridge Station is the terminus of the railway. There is a parking adjacent to the platform. There is a small charge for parking (payable at the Cafe).

The Booking Office is wheelchair accessible. The office is manned throughout the day when the green or yellow service is in operation. At off peak times the Booking Office opens 30 minutes prior to train departure. The Booking Office counter level is approx 900mm above floor level. If this presents any difficulty to you, please ask a member of staff for assistance.

Two Hoots Tea-Room is open whenever trains are running. The cafe is equipped with chairs which can be moved to accommodate wheel chair users.

Intermediate Stations and Halts
There are request stops at Llanbadarn, Glanyrafon, Capel Bangor, Nantyronen, Aberffrwd, Rheidol Falls and Rhiwfron. At some of these locations the platforms are ground level and un-surfaced. There are no passenger facilities or toilets at any of these locations. Waiting shelters are provided at some of these locations. Rheidol Falls and Rhiwfron Halts are inaccessible by road.

If you wish to alight at an intermediate station or halt, please inform the Guard prior to travelling. If you wish to board, please give a clear hand signal to the Driver.

Public transport
Aberystwyth mainline railway station is immediately adjacent our Aberystwyth station. Regular rail services to Birmingham New Street / Birmingham International via Shrewsbury are operated by Arriva Trains Wales.

Aberystwyth is served by regular bus services from across Wales.

Timetable information is available from Traveline Cymru 0871 200 22 33   www.traveline-cymru.info

Mobile Phone Reception
Please note that some mobile phone networks may not work in the area. Orange / T-Mobile has reasonable reception along the line.

Darganfod Y Rheidol / Rheidol Explorer Audio Tour
Audio guides are available to hire from Aberystwyth station. The guides offer tours in English, Welsh, French, German and Italian. There is a £2.00 charge for the hire of the handset.

Portable Induction loops are available for use with the audio guide.

Assistance Dogs
Assistance Dogs can travel on trains free of charge and are welcome in Gift Shops and Cafes. A small charge applies for regular dogs - see fares page.

Devil’s Bridge Waterfalls
Devil’s Bridge Waterfalls are operated as a separate attraction. For further information visit www.devilsbridgefalls.co.uk or call (01970) 890 233

Contact Us
If you have any queries about travelling on the Vale of Rheidol Railway, please telephone or   email   the railway for information and we will be able to advise.

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Vale of Rheidol Railway
Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1PG
Registered Charity No 1076037

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