The nearest train station to the Ruislip Lido Railway is West Ruislip, which is on the main line to and from London Marylebone, where trains depart every 30 minutes. You can also travel to West Ruislip Underground Station which is on the Central line, or, Ruislip Underground Station which in on the Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines.
Buses run frequently, 7 days a week and take as little as 9 minutes to reach the Lido. Alternatively, you can walk to the railway in approximately 40 minutes.
Ruislip Lido Railway is a fun day out for all the family. Take a trip around the charming Ruislip woods on a vintage steam train, then spend some time at the Lido and strolling the surrounding areas.
Visit the Ruislip Lido Railway official website for opening information.
|Weekdays||07:00 - 09:00|
|Saturday||10:45 - 13:00|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Travel card zone||Zone 6|
|Left Luggage Website||http://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/lostproperty|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
Ticket office staff will assist wherever possible. Please note that the advertised availability of staff may differ from time to time without notice due to local arrangements or staff sickness. London Underground staff are at the station when trains are running.
|Customer Service notes|
We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes to improve your services.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark operator||Chiltern Railways|
|Car parking spaces||136|
|Cycle storage spaces||10|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Free cycle storage for ticket holders is available on Platform 4.
|Step-free access||Part of station|
|Step-free access notes|
There is flat access to Platform 4 at this station. There is no flat access to Platform 3.
|Ramps for train access||Unavailable|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
For taxis from all UK stations visit www.traintaxi.co.uk.
The Ruislip Lido Railway is the UK's longest 12" gauge railway and travels around the Ruislip Lido in North West London. A two and a half mile round trip through ancient woods, along the beaches and waters edge of the lido itself. The service is often run using diesel locomotives and on Sunday's throughout the summer and Bank Holidays you may board the steam train "Mad Bess" a half-scale version of a train called "Blanche" from the Ffestiniog Railway in Wales.
For a sneak peek at the railway watch this video from the Londonist presented by Tim Dunn.