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Railway Event, Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

Contact

Foxfield Railway

01782 396210

Address

Caverswall Road,
Blythe Bridge,
Stoke-On-Trent,
Staffordshire,
ST11 9BG

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep Autumn Steam Gala
Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep Knotty Train Day

Details

Join us to travel in the ‘NEW’ Knotty Heritage Train, reputed to be the oldest train in the country. The service will be hauled by one of our Victorian steam engines, Bellerophon or the Beyer Peacock.
Special Vintage trains will operate throughout the day using steam locomotives and coaches dating back to the days of Queen Victoria.

The Knotty coaches date back to the mid 1870’s and were constructed at the North Staffordshire Railway's own works in Stoke-on-Trent, in the carriage and wagon shops alongside the Trent and Mersey Canal which still stand today (locals will know "Hyde Park Tiles" as the actual building).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

Location

Directions

See location of Foxfield Steam Railway on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SJ 956420  Lat: 52.97554 Long: -2.06647

Foxfield Steam Railway is located off the A50 between Uttoxeter and Stoke at Blythe Bridge (Please follow the brown tourist signs off the A50)
The railway is located 0.5 miles away from the Blythe Bridge main line station. Approx 10-15 minutes easy walking distance away (slight up hill walk)
Bus routes stop near to the Blythe Bride main line station (Phone First Bus Company 08708 500868)

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Blythe Bridge station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesWheelchairs provided
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu