Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway

We’re staying open every Sunday until 1st November - this is a unique opportunity to travel on the Railway during the autumn. We’re then going to close until Good Friday 2021. Visit www.sklr.net for more information. #autumn #steamtrains

Track down the history of Sittingbourne with a journey on the town’s steam railway, the town’s last remaining link to its paper-making heritage. The Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway takes visitors on a fascinating journey from the urban environment of the town across a mile-long viaduct, through the marshes of a country park to Kemsley Down where a working paper mill still exists.

At Kemsley Down Station, discover the gardens, picnic area, railway shop, café and museum where you can learn about the history of the railway.

The railway was built to serve the paper-making industry in the area. It was used to move both goods and workers between the wharf at Sittingbourne, where raw materials arrived by boat, to Kemsley, which was at one time the largest paper mill in Europe. With no paper mill in Sittingbourne anymore, the railway offers a real taste of the area’s history. Unlike many other light railways, Sittingbourne and Kemsley has managed to preserve both the narrow gauge railway and the original trains which were used on it, giving an authentic experience of how it was first designed and used.

You can travel by mainline Southeastern services to Sittingbourne Railway Station, which is a short walk away from the Sittingbourne Viaduct station, where you can board one of The Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway trains.

Opening Times

We’re staying open every Sunday until 1st November - this is a unique opportunity to travel on the Railway during the autumn. We’re then going to close until Good Friday 2021. Visit www.sklr.net for more information. #autumn #steamtrains

More information at http://www.sklr.net/timetable-fares/special-events/covid-19-timetable/

Note: The return journey will take 75 minutes

Address

The Wall
Sittingbourne
ME10 2XD

Entry Price

We will be selling tickets online only - see website for fares.