The Avon Valley Railway is running its first trains of 2019 this February half term.

The heritage railway in Bitton will be running its diesel multiple unit (DMU) daily except Mon & Fri from 16 – 24 Feb. Trains depart hourly from 11am until 4pm with tickets costing just £7.50 for adults, £6.50 for concessions and £5.50 for children. A family ticket (two adults and up to four children) costs £21.50 and all under 5s travel free.

“February half term is a great time to visit the railway and enjoy a trip onboard our trains,” said Mark Simmons, the railway’s Commercial & Business Manager. “Our DMU train has big windows offering lovely views over the Avon Valley and you also get to see the driver at work up close in the front cab. Our café will be open for a warming bowl of soup, breakfast or lunch from 9.30am each day too.”

2019 marks 150 years since the opening of the line and the railway’s volunteers are planning big celebrations during the year, culminating in a special weekend in August. More details this, together with the other special events the railway has planned can be found at