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Support us by becoming a member.

Blaenavon’s Heritage Railway is supported by approximately 400 members who, by paying a small annual subscription, help keep the railway running for future generations to enjoy.

Benefits: ​

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

  • An invite to our exclusive members evenings, with delicious food and drink, entertainment and trains.

  • Voting rights at our Annual General Meeting.


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 is 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.
Society membership and renewals are available from Eric's Emporium and The Railway Shop only. They are not renewable online.

Annual membership prices:

Annual membership prices are currently as follows:

  • Adult membership (Company or *Society): £15.00

  • Joint adult membership (Company or *Society): £23.00

  • *Society membership for under 18s: £7.50

Please email your completed membership forms to: .  
You will then be sent a link to pay your membership online.


Alternatively, you can take your form to Eric's Emporium on railway running days for processing. (card payment only)

We also offer the opportunity to become a lifetime member of the railway for a one-time payment. The current prices are:

  • ​Lifetime individual membership: £300.00

  • Lifetime joint membership:          £525.00 ​

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 we are unable to process these.

Company members also enjoy free membership of the supporting Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Society.

* Society Membership.
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.

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.

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