FAQs

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.

Yes there is bicycle parking at Kilmeadan Station.

Yes the train must be booked in advance on line or telephone 051 384058 on the day for availability.

Yes the Whistlestop Café is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm from April to October.

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.

Yes two of the compartments are fully enclosed.  The rest have a roof and sides. There is all weather protection on the open carriages.

In normal circumstances the train would stop at Mount Congreve Gardens but in 2020 the access to Mount Congreve Gardens from Waterford Greenway is closed.

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. See Sunset Express in the Whats On section of this website.

No, however we are actively pursuing a steam locomotive and hope to make an announcement before the end of 2020.

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.

This year the railway operates from 29th June to 1st November.  We will operate the Santa Express in December and Mid term break in February 2021.