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Steam Enterprise
Sunday 27th September

Belfast - Dublin & return


Enjoy a day trip to Dublin on our vintage steam train.

Arr
Dep
Whitehead Excursion 08:40
Carrickfergus08:5208:53
Belfast Central09:1009:15
Lisburn09:3509:43
Portadown10:0910:11
Dundalk10:5711:05
Dublin Connolly12:2016:15
Dundalk17:2517:35
Portadown18:2018:21
Lisburn18:4518:52
Belfast Central19:0819:10
Carrickfergus19:3019:31
Whitehead Excursion19:45

Fare: Adult £28, Child £20

Book Tickets Online

Tickets can also be booked (by phone or over the counter) at:
Belfast Welcome Centre, 8-9 Donegall Square North, BT1 5GJ.
Tel: +44 28 9024 6609

A dining car runs on all our trains offering teas, coffees and light snacks as well as a full bar service, including (usually) draught beer!




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Forthcoming Train News

Want to know when tickets go on sale?

See the Programme below for all our proposed dates. If the train you are interested in is not listed in the Upcoming Trains & Events boxes above, then tickets are not yet on sale.

All available information regarding planned trains is listed. When more details are confirmed they can be sent to you, but only when you register your address in the Yahoo box below.
The Coming Season's Trains

Dates for the next season are normally published in the first months of the new year. The first train of the season is usually, but not always, at Easter.

However, the Programme can, and does, change so what is shown is not necessarily the final list.

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2015 Programme
Dates will be added to the programme as and when confirmed - log your email address above for news.
Details are not guaranteed and may be subject to change/cancellation.
 Month
 Date
 Day
Description/Route
Proposed
locomotive

(subject to
availability)
On Sale Yet?
 Yes
 No
 Info
March
22
Sun
"Marble City": Dublin - Kilkenny & return 461 -
April
6
Mon
"Easter Shuttle": Dublin - Wicklow & return
Wicklow - Greystones & return
461 -
 
6
Mon
"Easter Eggspress": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85 -
 
7
Tue
"Easter Eggspress": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85 -
 
11
Sat
"Maynooth Shuttle": Dublin - Maynooth & return 461 -
May
7
Thu
"South Munster": Whitehead - Belfast - Dublin 85 -
 
8
Fri
"The Strand": Dublin - M3 Parkway - Rosslare Strand - Dublin Diesel -
 
9
Sat
"South Munster": Dublin - Cork - Midleton - Cork 85/461 -
 
10
Sun
"South Munster": Cork - Cobh - Mallow - Killarney - Mallow - Cork 85/461 -
 
11
Mon
"South Munster": Cork - Dublin - Belfast - Whitehead 85 -
 
17
Sun
"Bangor 150": Belfast - Bangor & return (x3) 85 -
 
31
Sun
"Balbriggan Festival": Dublin - Balbriggan & return
Balbriggan - Drogheda & return (x2)
461 -
June
7
Sun
"Steam Enterprise": Belfast - Dublin & return 85 -
 
12
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85 -
 
15
Thu
"Steam Dreams Member Special": Dublin - Belfast & return (RPSI members only) Diesel/85 -
 
19
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return Diesel -
 
26
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85/4 -
July
3
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 4 -
 
18
Sat
IRRS Charter: Dublin - Ballina - Claremorris - Westport - Dublin Diesel -
 
25
Sat
"Whitehead Festival": Whitehead Train Rides 131 -
 
26
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85 -
 
26
Sun
"Bray Shuttles": Dublin - Bray & return
Bray - Wicklow & return (x2)
461 -
August
9
Sun
"Great Northern Getaway": Dublin - Drogheda & return
Drogheda - Dundalk & return; Drogheda - Skerries & return
4 -
 
9
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85 -
 
23
Sun
"Marble City": Dublin - Kilkenny & return 4 -
 
23
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85 -
September
27
Sun
"Steam Enterprise": Belfast - Dublin & return 85
October
31
Sat
"Broomstick Belle": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x3) 85
November
1
Sun
"Halloween Shuttle": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2) 4
 
28
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
29
Sun
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85
 
29
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
December
5
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85
 
5
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
6
Sun
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85
 
6
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
 
12
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85
 
12
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
13
Sun
"Santa Special": Portadown - Lisburn & return (x2) 85
 
13
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
 
19
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85
 
27
Sun
"Mince Pie Special" 85



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Attempting to travel without a ticket at the main departure station OR without a ticket and at a different station on the route causes the RPSI major problems. We sell tickets for the seats on the train, therefore you are very likely to be refused a seat on the train or be asked to leave if you do not have a ticket. Please purchase your ticket in advance.
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