Plym Valley Railway

Marsh Mills - Plym Bridge

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The Plym Valley Railway is open!


WE'RE REOPENING- Sunday 27th September

  • Steam Running Day

We have undertaken crew familiarisation days and have put Co-vid secure measures in place to ensure that 'We're good to go'. We will be running an hourly steam service.

Marsh Mills dep11:0012:0013:0014:0015:0016:00
Plym Bridge dep11:3012:3013:3014:3015:3016:30



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Online tickets are valid for ANY service

Test & Trace forms will need to be completed on site.

  • Volunteer Induction Day

Interested in volunteering at the Plym Valley Railway? We are holding our first induction session! See Here for more information.  


The Plym Valley Railway (PVR) is a solely volunteer run railway in Plymouth. The railway’s only income is from running trains, something that has been impossible during the recent pandemic. From Brake Van Rides to Driver Experiences, the railway has had to cancel all of the 2020 Running Days that were planned almost eradicating all income. The lack of fares will soon have a dramatic effect on the amount of projects that can be undertaken and will halt the overall development of the railway. The PVR’s fleet of ageing railway locomotives and coaching stock also need regular maintenance and periodic overhauls. There are also long term restoration projects such as the Diesel Multiple Unit and the 0-6-0 ‘Byfield’ elements of which have had to be placed on hold due to lack of available funds. We are asking for £20,000 to be able to continue with projects and ensure that we are able to return safely with open arms when we deem it safe to do so. Please support Plymouth’s heritage railway so we can continue to preserve the past and run trains into the future.
Thank you!

Thank you for your understanding.

Christmas at the Plym Valley Railway

The Railway

2020 Running Days

Check out our upcoming Running Days. We run Steam and Diesel Trains from Marsh Mills to Plym Bridge every week.

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Drive a Train

Ever wanted to take the controls of a train? Have a budding friend/family member who’s an avid train fanatic? The Plym Valley Railway is the place to be!

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Are you interested in railways? Would you like to learn new skills? Do you have some spare time or need experience? The Plym Valley Railway needs you!

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The Plym Valley Railway was founded in 1980 with an aim of restoring part of the ex-Great Western branch line from Plymouth to Tavistock that was closed in 1962. The first milestone, Marsh Mills to World’s End, was complete in September 2001. The second milestone, Marsh Mills to Lee Moor Crossing was opened in May 2008 which allowed passengers to ride 3/4 mile of track along the Plym Valley.

On December 30th 2012 Plym Bridge Platform was opened to the public. This marked 50 years and a day since the line was closed, and also the completion of the laying of 1.5 miles of track. On selected days we run train services from Marsh Mills to Plym Bridge.

Marsh Mills is a heritage railway centre where we are preserving steam and diesel locomotives, carriages, wagons and other historic railway artefacts to recreate the atmosphere of a bygone age.

The railway is always looking for new and enthusiastic volunteers in all departments, including motive power, permanent way, carriage and wagon, building and works, fundraising and retail outlets– for further details please ask the staff in the Buffet.


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Contact us

  • Coypool Road, Plymouth, UK
  • Marsh Mills Station Coypool Road Plympton Plymouth PL74NW

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