Peterborough (Nene Valley) Station
Peterborough (Nene Valley) Station
Peterborough Nene Valley Station is the next for a replacement building as soon as funds allow! In the meantime NVR train tickets and coffee/tea and ices etc are available at the Railworld Wildlife Haven temporary structure It is the eastern terminus of the Nene Valley Railway, and our gateway to the historic city centre with its large 12th century Norman Cathedral, old-fashioned arcades, bustling streets and modern malls.
At the western end is the signalbox which was relocated from Welland Bridge in Spalding. Although it is not yet commissioned, it will give a commanding view over the station. The frame inside was originally from Grassmore Junction in March while the starter signal originates from French Drove in Lincolnshire.
The station comprises of a main arrivals and departures platform (Platform 1) and a small bay platform (Platform 2). In the bay you will find a selection of goods wagons which form part of our freight set and can been seen running on special events. A small but dedicated team restores these vehicles with minimal facilities.
The area surrounding the station was once the site of the London and North Western Railway's Woodston Locomotive Works: volunteers have excavated the turntable and other artefacts are on show. You are welcome to wander around this area where toilets are available and small exhibitions – All free for NVR Ticket holders. Plus you also have the opportunity to view restoration of the 140 tonne Danish Pacific under restoration by the International Railway Preservation Society – Based at NVR’s Overton Station.
Why not combine the joy of the Nene Valley Railway with the serenity of nature….The Railworld Wildlife Haven is an international award winning, volunteer, habitat creation project, featuring their massive1,500 sq ft Garden Railway, situated very near the Peterborough Nene Valley (NVR) Station.
Venture over to the north side of the River Nene – Via the Geoffrey Steels Footbridge and see our Wildlife Haven, named after our founder and major benefactor Rev Richard Paten, it is an intriguing, exciting place for both young and old to explore and learn about our natural world. The Wildlife Haven shows just what can be achieved when volunteers, companies, groups and individuals work together for the environment that we all share. This oasis of calm, only 500 metres from the city centre, is managed and nurtured by dedicated volunteers of all ages, with ponds, waterfalls, nature trails and wonderful places to view and picnic.
- Visit the north side amazing 7 track ‘OO’ gauge Model Railway – Plus a 6 track – ‘Hands On’ layout!
- BIG screen cinema in our Environmental Centre - featuring films/images throughout the day including:
- The Centenary of the Wildlife Trusts.
- NVR & Main Line Steam Specials filmed by Brian Sharpe.
- Historic Rail Images of Peterborough by Andrew Ingram.
You are guaranteed a very warm welcome. Information and display boards will guide and inform you on your visit. Why not make a Nene Valley Day of it? – ride the BIG NVR train to Peterborough Nene Valley, jump off and see the little trains at The Railworld Wildlife Haven, watch the films and relax in the Wildlife Haven
Family Tickets (2 Adult + 3 Children) £10.00 - Adult, £4.00, Concessions £3.00 and Children £2.00 .
See The Railworld Wildlife Haven Leaflet – www.railworld.org.uk for opening dates/times - Phone 01733 344240 or click here for the website
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