Basingstoke & District Model Engineering Society is one of your correspondent's favourite places! Here you'll find miniature steam locomotives offering rides & displays maintained by a model engineering society.


It's easy to reach Basingstoke & District Model Engineering Society in Basingstoke, by train. Simply hop on a train to Basingstoke station - then it's a 30-minute walk from the station - the 1 bus also does go fairly near.


For more visitor info including opening times, visit Basingstoke & District Model Engineering Society’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 21:30:00
  • Saturday open from 06:00:00 until 21:30:00
  • Sunday open from 07:00:00 until 21:30:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property Website
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
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Step-free category B station - This station has step-free access to all platforms via lifts from the main entrance. The rear entrance has level access to Platforms 4 and 5 (and to other platforms via lifts) but is only open Monday-Friday until 10:00 and from 15:00 (closed at weekends) - outside these times a stepped subway must be used. The alternative step-free route from the rear to the main entrance via the street is approximately 380m and includes missing dropped kerbs and sections of route without a pavement.
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on all the platforms. The National key toilets are located on Platform 1, Platforms 2/3 and Platform 4; these toilets are operated by a radar key. A radar key is available from station staff upon request. A 'National Key Scheme' key [RADAR] can be purchased by contacting the following. Address: 12 City Forum, 250 City Road, London, EC1V 8AF. Tel: 020 7250 3222. Minicom: 020 7250 4119. Fax: 020 7250 0212. Email:
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameBunion Place and North Yard
Car parking spaces1339
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces170
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Car park and platform 4
Cycle storage notesCompound
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Basingstoke station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Departures and arrivals from Basingstoke

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway14:193Late
to ReadingGreat Western Railway14:235On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway14:241On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway14:353On time
to Gillingham (Dorset)South Western Railway14:382On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway14:183Late
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway14:281On time
from SalisburySouth Western Railway14:342Late
from ReadingGreat Western Railway14:345On time
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway14:343On time

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