TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR VINTAGE TRAIN RIDES
What time should we arrive?
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your train time as you will need to get your tickets from the ticket office.
How long does the trip last?
The return trip last approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes. This includes a 25 minutes stop by Pontsticill station and Reservoir.
Are all dogs allowed to travel on the train?
Yes all dogs are welcome to travel for a small fee. Please note that during our Santa Special trains only Assistance dogs are permitted .
Are you Wheelchair accessible?
Yes we have a specially adapted carriage that can carry manual wheelchairs accessed via a ramp. Please note that due to weight and width restrictions, we are unable to carry motorised wheelchairs and scooters.
A discount is offered for carers travelling, for more information please contact us on 01685 722988.
All dogs are allowed at a cost which you can choose when creating the booking (except for assistance dogs who are free)
Can I purchase tickets at the station on the day?
Tickets are available to purchase from the Booking Office on arrival at Pant Station. However, booking online is highly advised during our high season to avoid disappointment as we frequently fill our trains hours before departure time.
If I book online, will I receive my ticket in the post?
We don’t send the tickets, they are collected on your day of travel. When you book online, you will receive an email confirmation and ticket ID no. which you will need to quote to the booking office on arrival to receive your tickets.
Is there free parking at Pant Station?
Yes we have a large free car/coach park at Pant Station. Large motor homes are also welcome.
Do you have disabled parking?
We have a few disabled parking bays, but if they are already in use you can get close to the station to drop off any passengers before returning to the main parking area.
Are there toilets on the train?
There are no toilets on the train itself. We have facilities in both Pant and Pontsticill Stations – which include disabled toilets and baby changing facilities.
Does the train have a Buffet Car?
We don’t have a buffet bar on the train but our Tearooms at Pant Station are open from 10.00am until 3.30 pm where you can have a light lunch, snacks, cakes and drinks. At Pontsticill Station we also have a Lakeside Café serving snacks, drinks and ice-cream all day. Please note afternoon tea must be booked at least 48 hours in advanced by calling our office on 01685722988.
Are the carriages enclosed?
The carriages are enclosed, but not heated. Each carriage has windows throughout and also a balcony at either end where you are able to step outside to take in the views. We also have screens separating seating. You can also use the balcony to put pushchairs, however please note that on Christmas special days we will require you to leave the pushchair at the station.
Can you take Push Chairs/buggies/Prams on board?
You can bring them on the normal season, where you will have to place it closed/folded by the balcony, however please note that on Christmas special days we will require you to leave the pushchair at the station.
Can you stay longer at Torpantau or Pontsticill Station?
You are welcome to stay longer at either station to take in the scenery or go for walks – returning on a later train. If travelling on the last train of the day however, you will not have this option. You must buy one ways if you wish to do this.
Do you have a Gift Shop?
Yes at Pant Station we have a lovely Gift Shop that stocks lots of Brecon Mountain Railway souvenirs and gifts to take away to remember your visit.
Are dogs allowed in the café areas?
Only Assistance dogs are permitted in both cafes at Pant and Pontsticill and also the Gift Shop. However, we do have one table available at Pant Tea rooms where we allow dogs. At Pant Station we have an indoor and outdoor picnic area where you are able to sit with your pet, enjoying either a picnic or takeaway from the Tearooms. At Pontsticill Station we also have a large outdoor picnic area.