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Upcoming Trains & Events

Posters for our trains.
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Details of the event.
When it operates, how much it costs and where to buy tickets.
Broomstick Belle
Sunday 26th October

Ghosts and ghoulies of all ages are invited to come along in seasonal costume to sample the unique steamy atmosphere.

Spooky goody bags from the Wicked Witch for children.

Check it out

Train 1
Arr
Dep
Belfast Central
--
11:05
Whitehead Excursion11:4012:05
Belfast Central12:40
--

Train 2
Arr
Dep
Belfast Central
--
13:05
Whitehead Excursion13:4014:40
Belfast Central15:20
--

Train 3
Arr
Dep
Belfast Central
--
16:05
Whitehead Excursion16:4017:05
Belfast Central17:40
--

All Tickets: £11

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
Haunted Gaol Express
Sunday 2nd November

We will be running a steam special to Wicklow, including bus transfers to Wicklow Gaol. Once at the Gaol there will be a treasure hunt and face painting activities too.

Why not dress up for the occasion and add to the atmosphere?

There will also be a local trip from Wicklow to Greystones.

Train 1: Dublin - Wicklow & return
Arr
Dep
Dublin Connolly
--
10:35
Wicklow12:0015:30
Dublin Connolly16:55
--
(Adult €30, Child €20. Includes bus and entrance to Wicklow Gaol)
Postal Booking Form
Tickets can be booked (over the counter) at:
Irish Rail, Pearse Station, Dublin
Mark’s Models, Hawkins Street, Dublin

Train 2: Wicklow - Greystones & return
Arr
Dep
Wicklow
--
12:50
Greystones13:1013:40
Wicklow14:05
--
(Adult €12, Conc €6)
Postal Booking Form


Santa Special
29th & 30th November, 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th December

Dublin to Maynooth & return

A return journey of approximately two hours, with an on board visit from Santa and presents for children.

1Sat 29th Nov
10:15
Steam
2 
13:35
Steam
3 
16:10
Diesel
On sale
4Sun 30th Nov
10:50
Steam
5 
14:05
Steam
6Sat 6th Dec
10:15
Steam
7 
13:35
Steam
8 
16:10
Diesel
On sale
9Sun 7th Dec
10:50
Steam
10 
14:05
Steam
11Sat 13th Dec
10:15
Steam
12 
13:35
Steam
13 
16:10
Diesel
On sale
14Sun 14th Dec
10:50
Steam
15 
14:05
Steam

Postal Booking Form
(Bookings by post only. Please use current version of the form.)

** Tickets will only be allocated/notified 2 to 3 weeks in advance **

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


Some Useful Information

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 on this page. When more details are confirmed they can be sent to you, but only when you register your address in the Yahoo box below.
Next Year'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.

An email information service giving notice of our trains is available, but only when you register your address in the Yahoo box below.
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2014 Programme
(Dates and locomotives are not guaranteed and may be subject to change)
 Month
 Date
 Day
Description/Route
Proposed
locomotive

(subject to
availability)
Tickets
On
Sale?
March
23
Mon
"The Midlander": Dublin - Mullingar & return 461 -
April
12
Sat
"The Boyne": Dublin - Dundalk 461 -
 
13
Sun
"The Boyne": Dundalk - Drogheda & return (x2)
Dundalk - Dublin
461 -
 
21
Mon
"Easter Shuttle": Dublin - Wicklow & return
Wicklow - Greystones & return
461 -
 
21
Mon
"Easter Eggspress": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85 -
 
22
Tue
"Easter Eggspress": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85 -
May
4
Sun
"Slieve Gullion": Whitehead - Belfast - Dundalk & return 85 -
 
15
Thu
"Saint Canice": Whitehead - Belfast - Dublin 85 -
 
16
Fri
"Galway Bay": Dublin - Galway & return Diesel -
 
17
Sat
"Saint Canice": Dublin - Howth - Wicklow - Enfield - Dublin 85/461 -
 
18
Sun
"Saint Canice": Dublin - Kilkenny & return 85 -
 
19
Mon
"Saint Canice": Dublin - Belfast - Whitehead 85 -
June
1
Sun
"Balbriggan Festival": Dublin - Balbriggan & return
Balbriggan - Drogheda & return (x2)
461 -
 
7
Sat
"Seashore Festival": Belfast - Bangor & return (x2) 85 -
 
8
Sun
"Seashore Festival": Belfast - Bangor & return (x2) 85 -
 
13
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85 -
 
15
Sun
"The Marble City": Dublin - Kilkenny & return 461 -
 
20
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85 -
 
27
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85 -
July
4
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85 -
 
13
Sun
"Bray Shuttle": Dublin - Bray & return
Bray - Wicklow & return (x2)
461 -
 
19
Sat
IRRS Charter: Dublin - Waterford - Limerick - Nenagh - Ballybrophy - Dublin Diesel -
 
27
Sun
"The Marble City": Dublin - Kilkenny & return 461 -
 
27
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85 -
August
9
Sat
"Whitehead Festival": Whitehead train rides 85 -
 
10
Sun
"Great Northern Getaway": Dublin - Drogheda & return
Drogheda - Skerries & return (x2)
461 -
 
10
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85 -
 
31
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85 -
September
13
Sat
"European Heritage Open Day": Whitehead site tours   -
 
14
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85 -
October
4
Sat
"Superheroes Steam Express": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85 -
 
12
Sun
"Steam Enterprise": Belfast - Dublin & return 85 -
 
19
Sun
"Maynooth Shuttle": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2) 461 -
 
26
Sun
"Broomstick Belle": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x3) 85 Book
November
2
Sun
"Haunted Gaol Express": Dublin - Wicklow & return
Wicklow - Greystones & return
461 Book
 
29
Sat
"Victorian Street Fair": Whitehead steam train rides   Pay on day
 
29
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3)   Book
 
30
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)   Sold Out
 
30
Sun
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)   Soon
December
6
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x3)   Soon
 
6
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3)   Book
 
7
Sun
"Santa Special": Portadown - Lisburn & return (x2)   Soon
 
7
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)   Sold Out
 
13
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x3)   Soon
 
13
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3)   Book
 
14
Sun
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)   Soon
 
14
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)   Sold Out
 
20
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)   Soon
28
Sun
"Mince Pie": Belfast - Dublin & return 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.
PLEASE ACT RESPONSIBLY AROUND OUR TRAINS:
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