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Epping Ongar Railway

Station Approach | Ongar, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9BN, England
+44 1277 365200
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Really annoyed as got train to Shenfield as advertised and NO buses

Your site as below states free bus from Shenfield (see picture) so we took a train to Shenfield and... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
Essex, Vermont
Spend a day on the railway of years gone by.

Usually go solo, but is also good with friends or family. From the moment you buy your ticket... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2017
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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The Epping Ongar Railway is a volunteer run heritage railway which operates steam and diesel hauled trains through 5.5 miles of picturesque rolling countryside and through Epping Forest, along the former London Underground Central Line. We run a variety of special events through the year, including Peppa Pig, 1940's, Halloween Ghost Trains, Santa and Mince Pie Specials. Please check our website for opening times and fares information. over 6 miles of the former London Underground Central Line.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
6 days ago
“Memorable journey into the past”
2 weeks ago
“Wonderful day out close to London”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Station Approach | Ongar, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9BN, England
+44 1277 365200
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

Your site as below states free bus from Shenfield (see picture) so we took a train to Shenfield and waited and waited.......in the end contacted you and was told they don't run in half-term!!!!! cost me a further £31to get to Ongar, 1.5 hours later,...More

Thank clare4204
EOR-GM, Director of Sales at Epping Ongar Railway, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Your picture/screenshot was not attached but I think I know what's happened. Our train and bus timetables are available through our website (see the timetables and fares section) and I have double-checked that on the day in question we had a shuttle bus between Epping...More

Reviewed January 17, 2017

Usually go solo, but is also good with friends or family. From the moment you buy your ticket, until the time you go home it is like stepping into the past as you savour the atmosphere of railways like they were back in the 1950s....More

1  Thank Chasman418
Reviewed January 7, 2017

I have relatives near and decided to visit Ongar station to have a look at what was there. Steam trains were 'running' but unfortunately, the engine had broken down further down the line so it would be a long wait to see a train arrive....More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Visited during the 'Mince Pie Special', and took the vintage bus from Epping station. Whilst it wasn't ever so clear where exactly we were meant to wait (amongst the throng of sales shoppers using the Underground), the bus arrived on time. The mince pies and...More

1  Thank Zapstar67
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We visited on New Year's Day as a group of 3 family's with young children. The kids enjoyed themselves as did we. We got on at Ongar and did 2loops before returning to ongar.

Thank Simonwilson_uk
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Went today on the Mince Pie special. Nice clean, atmospheric stations. Clean and tidy trains, staff friendly and polite. Had a Mince Pie and mulled wine, needed the mulled wine as it was freezing cold. Will definitely return with my grandson when the weather gets...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Popular with local cyclists as well as Railway Tourists for a tea and cake stop. Interesting location with steam trains and reasonable prices.

Thank PaultheWexfordViking
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We have come to this over the last few years as it is absolutely EXCELLENT. This year was the best by far . We visited on Christmas Eve and from start to finish amazing . So magical like stepping back in time . The Santa...More

1  Thank franbarnett
Reviewed December 27, 2016

Visited the EOR today for the first time, even though I have lived within 10 miles of it for the past 20 years! As my Step Dad is a steam enthusiast so we have visited a fair few of these over the years, and this...More

1  Thank Catherine H
Reviewed December 26, 2016

We booked the Santa special for Christmas eve and it got us into the festive spirit. It is somehow more special now that I know that many of the staff were volunteers! My kids enjoyed the double decker bus trip, they loved the characters (especially...More

Thank KaceyCrumpet
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, How long does the train journey take please? Many thanks Gill
December 19, 2016|
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Response from EOR-GM | Property representative |
Hi Gill, for our Santa Specials the train ride itself is around 55 minutes during which time there is onboard entertainment and of course a visit at your seat by Father Christmas and his festive entourage of elves and Mrs... More
Carole H
Hi can you tell me the next event at the railway please as I am looking to come with a very big 'party ' of people. Thank you
July 31, 2016|
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Response from TrevorBruford | Reviewed this property |
Hello - I would recommend the Autumn Diesel Gala on 16/17/18 September; always well-planned and brilliant value for money. At present visiting locos are Deltic 55019, Class 20 D8001 and possibly an 08 shunter, along with the... More
Hi we are coming for a visit this weekend. Is it possible to get off the train at Epping Forest and spend 2 hours or so and return on the last one ? What is there to do in that particular area ? Ie is there anywhere to get a snack etc ? Thanks
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Heather W | Reviewed this property |
You can stop off in the town and look round the shops but you are not near the forest itself.