TRAINS - SOLD OUT
EVENINGS FROM THURSDAY 28TH - SUNDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2021
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT WITH NO ON THE DAY TICKETS AVAILABLE.
Our ghouls and ghosts return to Blaenavon after a two-year wait! Come along, if you dare...
From Thursday 28th - Sunday 31st October our popular Halloween Ghost Train services make their long-awaited return! Join us at the spookily decorated Furnace Sidings station for a return trip to Whistle Inn Halt, with our ghouls and ghosts scaring you at your seat along the way. Fun for all the family!
Little Dragon Pizza: We are delighted to welcome back Little Dragon Pizza on all four days of our Halloween Ghost Trains. Find out more about their pizzas here!
PashyPops: On Thursday, Saturday and Sunday our friends PashyPops will be performing a range of Halloween classics at Furnace Sidings station. Learn more here!
DATES AND TIMES
Our 2021 Halloween Ghost Trains operate on Thursday 28th, Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October. Services depart Furnace Sidings station (directions) at 4:00pm; 4:45pm, 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7:00pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT WITH NO ON THE DAY TICKETS AVAILABLE.
DO NOT ATTEND WITHOUT TICKETS AS YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
All tickets must be purchased in advance via our official ticketing provider, TicketSource. These will be available via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/pbrailway from 9:00 am on Monday 27th September 2021.
Tickets cost £8 per person for those aged 3 and over, excluding an external booking fee charged by TicketSource. Young children aged 0 - 2 travel free, as do carers. Children aged under 16 should be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
All tickets are valid for ONE round trip from Furnace Sidings station. You may break your journey at Whistle Inn Halt and return by a later train, but please ensure that you arrive in good time for the last train back to Furnace Sidings (c. 8:40 pm)
It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the correct date and time is selected at the time of booking. We have a very limited capacity, and to ensure that everyone has the fairest chance of obtaining tickets at their desired time, we cannot offer exchanges. Please rebook and contact us requesting the cancellation and refund (minus the booking fee) of your incorrect tickets.
Refreshments: Refreshments will be available from the Fireman's Shovel Tearoom (card payments only) inside the station and Little Dragon Pizza van in the car park.
Toilets: Our main toilets (including accessible facilities) are located at the northern end of platform one at Furnace Sidings station. Additional portable toilets will be situated around the site.
Accessibility: We are able to accommodate one wheelchair user per train with boarding taking place via ramps deployed by the Guard. Accessible toilet facilities are available at Furnace Sidings station.
To protect our visitors, volunteers and the wider community, we will be taking measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in line with current Welsh Government regulations and guidance. Find out on our dedicated page here.
SELF-ISOLATION: Do not attend the Railway if you have COVID-19 symptoms, are in the self-isolation period following a COVID-19 diagnosis or have been told to self-isolate by either the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect or NHS England Test and Trace services. Instead, please contact us via the website to discuss your booking. In the event that we are forced to cancel the event because of lockdown restrictions, we will work with our ticketing provider TicketSource to arrange refunds (minus booking fees) to affected customers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you learn more about the event. We strongly advise that you browse them prior to purchasing tickets. If you have any additional questions then please use our website contact form - link here.
USE THE OPTIONS BELOW TO BROWSE QUESTIONS
Can I purchase tickets on the day?
What is included in the ticket price?
The ticket price includes ONE return trip onboard the train from Furnace Sidings to Whistle Inn Halt and back.
Why can't I book tickets over the phone?
Our Halloween Ghost Train services are planned, managed and staffed by a small team of dedicated volunteers who give up their spare time to make them happen. Whilst they would love to offer a phone booking service, unfortunately, the need to work around their day jobs and other personal committments mean that they cannot guarantee any set hours to offering such a service.
Do carers travel free?
Do babies and toddlers travel for free?
CHILDREN AGED 0 - 2 TRAVEL FREE.
Can you accomodate wheelchair users?
How many round trips are included in the ticket?
I've purchased tickets but would now like to bring additional passengers along - can I do this?
Will NHS COVID Passes be required to attend the event?
At this moment in time, our team understand that NHS COVID passess will not be required for our Halloween Ghost Train services. Each train will accomodate a maximum of 175 seated people on any journey and operate in accordance with Welsh Government COVID-19 guidance for public transport operators. Outside, the above capacity limit and reduced number of trains will ensure that the number of persons on the railway's property will remain below the allowed limit of 4,000.
What measures are you taking to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission?
We take the wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and wider community safety and will be taking a number measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Find out more here.
Do visitors have to wear face-coverings?
YES - ABOARD OUR TRAINS AND INSIDE STATION BUILDINGS UNLESS EXEMPT
I or someone in my group has developed COVID-19 symptoms/tested positive for COVID-19 - what are my options?
Firstly, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for the virus in the last 10 days, then DO NOT ATTEND THE RAILWAY.
Will the tearoom be open?
Our Fireman's Shovel Tearoom will be open serving a range of Halloween-themed snacks and goodies. A limited amount of seating will be available inside for the consumption of refreshments purchased in the facility only.
Will toilets be available?
Will the Whistle Inn public house be open?
Visitors intending to alight at Whistle Inn Halt to visit the adjacent public house should contact them in advance to check opening times and make any necessary reservations. Please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057399762286 for further information
Can we eat and drink aboard the train?
Yes, you are welcome to eat and drink aboard our trains. However, please respect your fellow passengers and assist our volunteers by taking all rubbish with you when leaving.
Will there be undercover waiting areas?
Due to our social distancing arrangements, all waiting for trains must take place outside. We therefore advise visitors to dress appropriately for the weather conditions during your visit.
What's included in the ticket price?
One round trip from Furnace Sidings station to Whistle Inn Halt.
How long will the train trip last?
Who are your Halloween Ghost Trains suitable for?
Our Halloween Ghost Trains are generally suitable for those aged three and over. Visitors with younger children and those who may be nervous are advised to book onto the earlier departures of each evening.
How do I get to the railway?
Please see our dedicated page here.
Can I travel on any train?
YOU MUST DEPART FROM FURNACE SIDINGS ON THE SERVICE THAT YOU HAVE PREBOOKED.
Should we dress up?
YES - PLEASE DO :)
Are you pre-allocating seats?
Will we be travelling in our own private compartment?
Are trains steam-hauled?
All trains are planned to be hauled by a steam locomotive. However, the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Company (1983) Limited reserves the right to alter or cancel planned services with or without warning as circumstances dictate.