This week (23rd-29th October 2023)

Santa Specials bookings

 Final call for large group bookings, such as cubs, beavers, brownies, schools, community groups etc. before the tickets go on general release – please contact as soon as possible to reserve your space.

Booking is open for the 11am and 2pm trains, some are already fully booked. If you have a larger family group, don’t forget that Coach C takes 10 passengers or A1 & A2 and A3 & A4 seat 12 together. If your group is bigger than that or you have a wheelchair in your group, please email or call 07973192938 (please leave a message or text if the call is unanswered).


The fares are:

  • Adult: £15
  • Children (3-15): £15
  • Infants (under 3): £10
  • SKLR Members: Adults £8, Children £10

Booking progress

Day Date Trains
Saturday 2nd December 11am 12pm 2pm 3pm
Sunday 3rd December 11am 12pm 2pm 3pm
Saturday 9th December 11am 12pm 2pm 3pm
Sunday 10th December 11am 12pm 2pm 3pm
Saturday 16th December 11am 12pm 2pm 3pm
Sunday 17th December 11am 12pm 2pm 3pm
Friday 22nd December 11am 12pm 2pm 3pm
Saturday 23rd December 11am 12pm 2pm 3pm

Grey italic trains are currently not available to book – booking opens 1st November

Bold Green trains have plenty of seats available

Bold Italic Underlined Amber trains are more than 50% booked

Plain Red Strikethrough trains are fully booked – there is a waitlist

Last updated: 25th October 2023

Check the Santa Specials page for more information and the up-to-date booking progress table.

Sittingbourne Viaduct Work Weekend

This weekend is another Sittingbourne Viaduct Work Weekend as work continues to replace half of the platform with a new concrete structure which is taller and wider to enable step-free access to be extended to the train.

Work starts at 10am both days, the car park will be open. Tea & coffee will be provided but you will have to provide your own lunch.

See the Work Weekends page for more information.

Work underway at Sittingbourne Viaduct station – the concrete beams will carry the concrete planking forming the platform. On the left, weed blocking material has been laid. Barton Hall stands on the platform line in the background. (Photo: Liz Fuller)