Train Journey Extended on Saturday
We are delighted to announce Waterford Suir Valley Railway will now operate an extended journey each Saturday from the June Bank Holiday weekend.
Step back in time to 1878, check in at the ticket office, a converted Mark 11 railway carriage at the beautifully restored Kilmeadan Station. Chat to the friendly train drivers while being escorted to a private compartment on the train. Hear the whistle blow as the train departs on a nostalgic journey through Waterford’s Suir Valley, an area rich in history and only accessible by train and Waterford Greenway. Travelling at a gentle pace, enjoy wonderful views through partially open carriages of the river Suir and the rolling Waterford and Kilkenny countryside.
Travelling at a gentle pace, enjoy wonderful views through partially open carriages of the river Suir and the rolling Waterford countryside. A brief stop at the Magic Woods is a highlight for the children with a chance to make a wish as they spot the fairies while adults may prefer the glimpse in to the award-winning Mount Congreve Gardens. Learn how this social enterprise, celebrates the rich history of rail and preserves it for future generations to enjoy.
The Saturday trip is extended by 2.5km to journey beside the new N25, then through the 40 meter Dan Donovan tunnel under the N25 duel carriageway and on to the toll plaza for the Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge. This is a 17km round trip. This journey is on Saturday only when the return journey takes just under an hour.
You can now book your tickets online www.wsvrailway.ie/book-tickets/
The train carriages have been divided into compartments so each party/family will have a private open compartment. The compartments are named after the stations on the abandoned Waterford, Dungarvan & Lismore Railway.
The Whistlestop Café is the perfect stop on Waterford Greenway for refreshments and snacks. Enjoy Blue Butterfly Coffee, a selection of hot and cold teas, smoothies, Kilmeaden Bake’s treats, Market Stall Sandwiches and ice cream.
Take the time to read the Story of Rail storyboards around Kilmeadan Station.