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Nene Valley Railway

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Nene Valley Railway
Wansford Station
Phone: 01780 784444
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The Nene Valley Railway is a standard gauge railway which runs for seven and a half miles between Yarwell Junction and Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. The line was closed by British rail in 1972 after 127 years of service and re-opened in 1977 as a passenger service by the NVR. It is almost entirely operated by volunteers.

Although there is wheelchair access on to the trains at all the stations on the route, Wansford Station is the recommended point to start your journey, as there is designated parking adjacent to the station and more staff on hand to assist with ramps etc.

The return journey to Peterborough and back takes approximately one and half hours with a 15 minute stopover at Peterborough where passengers can view the rolling stock stored at the station.  NB access into the city of Peterborough from the station is via a couple of footbridges.

Most trains will have an accessible carriage attached however it is advisable to check beforehand. For a train time table and a calendar of special event days and lots more information please follow the link to their website

Family Facilities

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  • Designated Disabled car parking (3 spaces at Wansford Station)
  • Hard surfaced car park
  • Level/ramped wheelchair access to entrance (from the car park across slightly uneven surface and up a ramp to the platform and ticket office)
  • Level/ramped wheelchair access into venue (level)
  • Concessionary fee for wheelchair user
  • Concessionary fee for carer (one essential carer per person with a disability)
  • Prebooking necessary for wheelchair users (this is essential for groups and advisable for individual wheelchair users to ensure that staff are available to put ramps ready)
  • Easy access around ground floor/area of site


  • Wheelchair accessible toilet/toilets (At Wansford station only and please note this has limited dimensions with no room for a carer or wheelchair turning space)
  • Easy access to wash basin
  • easy access to hand dryer/towels (this is located above the baby changing unit and not easy to reach from a wheelchair)
  • Space for right transfer to toilet


  • Level/ramped access to cafe/tearoom (there ia a cafe at Wansford Station with level entrance from the platform)
  • Accessible counter/cutlery if self service (partial but assistance available)
  • Sufficient wheelchair access to tables
  • Wheelchair accessible picnic area


  • assistance dogs welcome (all dogs can travel with a ticket price of £1 however assistance dogs travel free of charge)
  • Wheelchair loan/hire (one manual chair available at Wansford station please check its availability beforehand)
  • Wheelchair access to interactive exhibits (step free access on to the train is via a ramp see photo)