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Dartmouth Steam Railway - The Train of Lights

Dartmouth Steam Railway - The Train of Lights

After an award winning performance for the first time last year - The Train of Lights is back for 2020 - bigger and brighter than ever. A breathtaking and enchanting experience.


After an award winning performance for the first time last year - The Train of Lights is back for 2020 - bigger and brighter than ever. A breathtaking and enchanting experience.

The Christmas Train of Lights on the Dartmouth Steam Railway is a truly spectacular illuminated journey - starting at Paignton, where the vintage carriages await you, decorated with thousands of twinkling lights.  Once you've settled in your seat you will depart Paignton and steam to Churston station where the dazzling show begins. As the anticipation builds and mere moments after leaving Churston you will be propelled through the 450 metre long technicolour Greenway tunnel that then leads through the enchanted forest which is transformed by a multitude of lights and feature displays. The breath-taking show ends as you leave the forest to be greeted by the twinkling lights of Kingswear and Dartmouth which are reflected on the waters of the River Dart.  After a quick engine turn-around you will be on your way back to Paignton to experience the spectacle from the other direction. The whole journey takes 80 minutes and was very highly praised last year - its first stageing and an overwhelming success winning several tourism awards.  We fully expect this season to be even more popular and are offering 3 dates - however we recommend early booking.


Responsibly Distanced DAYS OUT


We are Visit Britain accredited “Good to Go” meeting all government & industry Covid guidelines


Allocated socially distanced coach seating in family or individual “bubbles”


Coach sanitized with latest anti-viral fogging technology - Hand sanitizer provided


Face masks must be worn.


Specially chosen destinations offering social distancing and sanitizing measures for your safety and peace of mind.

All dates

Depart from : Chickerell 10:30 - Portland 11:00 - Weymouth 11:30 - Dorchester 12:00 noon - Bridport 12:30
Arrive at Paignton, Victoria coach park, Garfield Road by 14:00
The coach park just a few minutes walk from the station and convenient for the seafront, shops, cafes, pubs etc. There will be some free-time for lunch and sightseeing.
Assemble at the Queen's Park Sation (Dartmouth Steam Railway) at 16:15 - meet Bluebird driver who will have your tickets.
Board the Train of Lights which departs at 16:45 on a magical illuminated nocturnal journey to Kingswear and back. Train returns to Paignton by 18:05.
A short walk back to the coach at Victoria car park (4 mins) - coach will leave Paignton at 18:30 approx.
Stop at Exeter Services for tea - 30 mins.
Return to Bridport 20:30 - Dorchester 21:00 - Weymouth 21:30 - Portland 22:00 - Chickerell 22:20.

Inclusive Coach & Train Fare

£44 Adult,  £43 Senior,  £35 Child



Please phone us during office opening hours, or call in and see us.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bridport Bus Station Bridport Bus Station, West Street
Bridport Toll House Bridport, Bus stop, Former Toll House Pub
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Poundbury QMSW Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading out of Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Winterborne Abbas Coach & Horses Pub, Winterborne Abbas
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
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