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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.


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 Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:00 - 09:00
Saturday 10:45 - 13:00
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 6
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/lostproperty
Shops noteKiosk
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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

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Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark operatorChiltern Railways
Car parking spaces136
Carpark charges
Cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Free cycle storage for ticket holders is available on Platform 4.
Step-free accessPart 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 accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes
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About Ruislip Lido Railway

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.

Departures and arrivals from West Ruislip

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into West Ruislip station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to AylesburyChiltern Railways06:343On time
to London MaryleboneChiltern Railways06:544On time
to AylesburyChiltern Railways07:313On time
to London MaryleboneChiltern Railways07:424On time
to London MaryleboneChiltern Railways07:594On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London MaryleboneChiltern Railways06:343On time
from AylesburyChiltern Railways06:534On time
from London MaryleboneChiltern Railways07:313On time
from AylesburyChiltern Railways07:414On time
from High WycombeChiltern Railways07:534On time
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