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Nene Valley Railway - Platforms and Grounds

Wansford Station, Old Great North Road, Stibbington, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6LR

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About this venue

Nene Valley Railway is the UK’s leading international steam attraction, based at Wansford Station, and covering the stations of Overton (for Ferry Meadows), Orton Mere, Yarwell Junction, and Peterborough. As both a living heritage railway, which is tended to by its loyal band of volunteers and a thriving attraction for the public to enjoy all year round. Nene Valley Railway offers the chance to experience the thrill of riding a steam engine; learn about the railway’s history; and explore the picturesque surroundings of the Nene Valley area.

Access Guide

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling and Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.
  • Comments
    • Please contact the venue for train running days as this can vary subject to weather and school holidays.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Peterborough.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the rear of platform 2.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the platform entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the platform entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • The Blue Badge parking bays are not marked on the ground but have a sign on the barrier.
    • Staff members are available for assistance if required.

Outside Access (Platform Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of Platform 2, next to the ticket office.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Platform 2 and 3

  • Platform 2 is the main platform used but there is an additional platform called Platform 3 which can be accessed via a footbridge or for wheelchair users via the end of the Platform 3 and across the level crossing to Platform 2.
  • There is seating on both platforms with a mixture of bench and picnic tables.
  • Assistance can be provided to get on and off the trains and wheelchair users are able to use the buffet car carriage which has a portable ramp.
  • Please contact the venue in advance of your visit with your specific needs.

Children's Playground

  • The playground is located near the car park area and close to the main building and platforms.
  • The playground is accessed via single width gate
  • The gate opens away from you (push).
  • The gate is heavy.
  • The width of the opening is 88cm.
  • There are several pieces of play equipment throughout the play area and many are railway themed.
  • The surface of the playground is woodchip and has several uneven areas.

Viewing Area of the Railway Fleet and Miniature Railway Displays

  • There is a pathway leading from Platform 2 and the rear entrance to the main building to an area where you can view some of the railway fleet and miniature railway setups.

Level Change (Platform 3 Wheelchair Access)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the end of platform 3, leading from the road.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • Comments
    • On the approach to Platform 3 there is a single width gate that you have to enter.
    • The gate opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is heavy.
    • The width of the opening is 120cm.
    • The gate is usually locked but a member of staff will assist with opening.

Level Change (Footbridge)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the end of both platforms.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Accessible Toilet

  • The accessible toilet is located in the ticket counter foyer. For more information please refer to the Nene Valley Railway - Gift Shop and Ticket Counter access guide.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The standard toilets are located on the basement level of the main building. For more information please refer to the Nene Valley Railway - Gift Shop and Ticket Counter access guide.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located outside the front of the station.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.