Welcome to the Helston Railway ®

The most southerly railway in the UK

Steam Train Rides and Diesel Train Rides – Scenic Views – Good Food.

Bookings for our ‘Santa Visits’ and ‘Night Trains to Christmas’ bookings are now open:

Click HERE to book or go to our Events Page for details.

We normally run train rides on Thursday and Sundays until Halloween, but we are now closed until our Santa Visits and Night Trains start on 9th December

Visit Us

Our timetables, prices, and a list of opening and event days, for the year, are on our ‘timetable and prices’ page.


If you would like to help support the project, receive regular newsletters, our historical journal and have the opportunity to volunteer on the railway, why not become a member?

Volunteers installing a restored lamp

Get Involved

Helston Railway is run by volunteers, we have no paid staff, so we rely on our dedicated group of volunteers to develop, build and operate our railway. Why not get involved?

The Helston Railway Preservation Society was the result, back in 2002 of a vision by a small number of enthusiasts to re-open a section of the Helston branch line. We now have a 1000 members, and a fully functioning standard gauge heritage railway attraction.

The line was first reopened for passengers in December 2011 for the Trevarno Gardens Winter Wonderland, and regular services started in March 2012

There is now about a mile of track, and passenger trains run along this from Prospidnick to Truthall Halt from the middle of March to the end of October.

Winner of the Ian Allan Heritage Railway of the Year Award, the HRA Website Award and in 2019 the Heritage Railway Association Small Groups Award for the recreation of a faithful reproduction of Truthall Halt which closed in 1962.

Would you like to volunteer at the railway or organise a talk at your association or group? Contact info@helstonrailway.co.uk or ring 07901 977 597 for more details.

Latest News

Santa Special bookings now open!

The bookings for our Santa Specials are now open.  Go to the  link on our events page to book. We are also running a ‘Night Train’ on each of our Christmas Santa days
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Its Halloween!!

We are now getting ready for our end of season highlight.  For 3 days at the end of October we get into spooky mode with ghouls, ghosts and creepy decorations for your (and our) enjoyment! We will be open on Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th October.  Trains will be running at 10.30am, 11.30 am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm as usual, and we are also running extra trains at 5 pm and 6 pm each day – well it…
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