Yes. There are six toilets at Kilmeadan Station including one disabled access toilet.There are two baby changing areas available. There is no toilet on the train.
Yes, there are two wheelchair accessible compartments. Both are outdoor compartments. Stradbally Compartment can be booked online. The Ballyvoyle Compartment can be booked by contacting the Ticket Office 051 384058.
Yes, there is bicycle parking at Kilmeadan Station.
Yes, it is advisable to book the train in advance. This can be done on line https://www.wsvrailway.ie/book-tickets/ or telephone 051 384058 to reserve your compartment.
Yes, the Whistlestop Café is open daily from 10am to 4pm. You can enjoy Blue Butterfly coffee, specialty teas, Market Stall hot and cold sandwiches Kilmeadan Bakes treats, snacks and creamy 99’s.
Yes, there are group rates for groups of 20+.
Yes, the train is perfect for young children. They love the movement and can relate to the narrow gauge rolling stock. Children love to make a wish in the magic wood.
Yes, the Waterford and Lismore compartments are fully enclosed. The rest have a roof and sides up past waist height with all weather protection clear sheeting on one side .
In normal circumstances the train would stop at Mount Congreve Gardens but the gardens are currently closed for development.
No, we do not hire bicycles from Kilmeadan Station but there are plenty of bicycle hire companies along the Waterford Greenway. Please see the Waterford Greenway section of the website
No, the train is not wide enough to accommodate bicycles.
No, the train does not operate to Waterford City. The Sunset Express is the only scheduled train to operate to Bilberry Station, 1km from Waterford City. See Sunset Express in the What’s On section of this website.
No, however we are actively pursuing a steam locomotive and hope to make an announcement during the 2022 season.
The journey lasts 40 minutes, travelling at an average of 16km per hour over the 12km round trip.
The Waterford Suir Valley Railway track is the Irish narrow Gauge 3ft. The Irish Standard Gauge is 5ft 3”.
The entire length of the Waterford Suir Valley Railway line is 10km. We do not operate on the full 10km daily as the little locomotives would not be able to sustain the operation. The regular schedule trip is 6km to Carriganore. This journey lasts 40 minutes allowing time to disembark, sanitise the train and reboard.
The Waterford Suir Valley Railway opened for weekend trial runs in 2002 to test the market. It opened to the public with a six trip per day schedule in May 2003.
The railway is open from 1st April to 30th September annually. It also operates for the mid term break in February and October. The Santa Express runs throughout the month of December.