Blaenavon’s Heritage Railway is supported by approximately 400 members who. By paying a small annual subscription they help keep the railway running for future generations to enjoy.
In addition to helping to preserve our railway, members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits and opportunities. These include:
Up 50% off ticket prices on normal (i.e. non-event) running days.
A 5* discount on purchases from Eric’s Emporium and The Railway Shop
Receiving our Top Line in-house magazine, with the latest news, photographs and articles
The regular Bottom Line newsletter that
An invite to our exclusive members evenings, with delicious food and drink, entertainment and trains!
Becoming a member is also essential to becoming a volunteer at the railway, and many members go on to undertake a range of voluntary activities with us! However, even if you do not wish to become a volunteer, by becoming a member you will be helping us to preserve and maintain our railway for future generations to enjoy!
How to join:
Those wishing to become a member may join either the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Company or the supporting Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Society.
Membership of the Company is open to British nationals aged 18 and over and affords the widest range of benefits. This the recommended route for eligible adults to become involved, granting the greatest range of privileges and opportunities. Others, including foreign nationals and young persons under the age of 18, may join the Society.
Annual membership prices:
Annual membership prices are currently as follows:
Adult Company membership: £15.00
Adult Society membership: £15.00
Joint adult membership (Company and Society): £8.00
Society membership for under 18s: £7.50
Lifetime membership prices:
We also offer the opportunity to become a lifetime member of the railway for a onetime payment. The current prices are:
Lifetime individual membership: £300.00
Lifetime joint membership: £525.00
Become a member online!
We are currently finalising a brand new online membership application process. In the meantime, please click here to download a membership form. You will need a PDF reader installed on your device to open the file.
Please send completed membership forms to the below address, enclosing a cheque for the appropriate fee.
The Railway Shop,
33 Broad Street,
Alternatively, you can take your form to Eric's Emporium or The Railway Shop for processing. Memberships can be paid by both cash and card at both locations.
Membership terms and conditions:
Please note that all membership applications will need to go through an approval process, which may take up to one month to be completed.
In the event of the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Company (1983) Ltd. being wound up, members may be liable to contribute no more than £10 in order to meet any debt of the Company. To make this agreement legally binding, it is necessary for the signature on an application to be witnessed. It doesn’t matter who the witness is, provided they are not a close relative. Please do not submit application forms that are not witnessed for Company membership, as are unable to process these.
Company members also enjoy free membership of the supporting Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Society. Young persons aged under 18, foreign nationals and others not wishing to become Company members may join the Society. No witness to the application is required in this case. However, all applicants aged eighteen must have their parents approve the application, and the applicant must provide their date of birth. Additional parental approval will be needed for young members who wish to undertake voluntary activities at the railway.
Membership is required to allow both Company and Society members to volunteer on-site, subject to acceptance and agreeance to the Company rules.