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Planning a visit to the Dean Forest Railway soon? Why not take the train – the nearest station is Lydney, which is well-connected to Birmingham, Nottingham, Cheltenham and many more English cities thanks to frequent CrossCountry and Transport for Wales train services.

Once you get off Lydney mainline station, you can join Dean Forest Railway after a five-minute walk to Lydney Junction station.

Take a magical eight-mile trip from Lydney to Parkend through the forest of Dean on the Dean Forest Railway. For more information about opening times, visit Dean Forest Railway’s website.

Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
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Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
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ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Departure screens
ToiletsUnavailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Help provided by on train staff.
Customer Service notes
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Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameLydney Station Car Park
Carpark operatorArriva Trains Wales
Car parking spaces85
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

More about the Dean Forest Railway

Head to the Dean Forest Railway and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of travel on a rural branch railway operated by steam (and some diesel) train services.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift, or just want to spoil yourself, make sure you stop by the railway’s well-stocked shop at Norchard – you’ll find an impressive selection of Thomas the Tank Engine toys and gifts, as well as railway books and jigsaws.

Departures and arrivals from Lydney

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Lydney station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to GloucesterTransport for Wales06:542On time
to Cardiff CentralCrossCountry07:101On time
to GloucesterTransport for Wales07:502On time
to MaestegTransport for Wales08:171On time
to NottinghamCrossCountry08:27On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales06:532On time
from Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry07:101On time
from Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales07:492On time
from GloucesterTransport for Wales08:161On time
from Cardiff CentralCrossCountry08:26On time
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