Welcome to the Nene Valley Railway

The Nene Valley Railway offers a superb day out for all the family from 5s to 95s!

The Home of Thomas

Step back in time as you climb aboard a heritage steam or diesel train.  Relax in our restored wooden panelled coaches or compartments and be taken back to the heyday of the golden age of steam.

Our line travels through our tunnel, built in 1845, to our country station at Yarwell on the Northamptonshire border. Use the train as a base to explore our stations at Wansford, Ferry Meadows with its country park, Orton Mere and its riverside walks and lakes, and our station in Peterborough where you can take time to explore the Cathedral, resting place of Katherine of Aragon and former resting place of Mary Queen of Scots, which dates back to 654 AD.

We are based near Peterborough, close to the boundaries of Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Rutland and Cambridgeshire, the railway's proximity to both the A1 and A47 means it is within easy reach of the Midlands and beyond. We run a regular steam train service and occasional diesel hauled services.

Take a look at our attractions!

Running every weekend with some midweek services - View Running Days

Next train departing from Platform 2

May Bank Holiday Steam Services.
Saturday 30th April, Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd May.
Services start each day at 10:00 from Wansford.