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santa specials
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If you have tickets for the Santa Specials then please ensure you arrive plenty of time before your scheduled departure. Unfortunately on this event we will not be able to accommodate passengers who missed their train on later services.

The Fireman's Shovel Tearoom at Furnace Sidings will be open for the duration of the event. Don’t miss their festive treats! Eric's Emporium will also be open for gifts, toys and souvenirs.

You are more than welcome to visit even if you missed out on tickets for the train.
No tickets for the train will be available on the day - totally sold out.


This year seating will be in open seating instead of compartments. By doing this we can welcome more passengers and provide an even more magical experience.

We have also ensured there are no price increases for this years event. We understand the current cost of living crisis has put a squeeze on many households. We are offering the best price we possibly can while also ensuring we cover our costs for the event.

We must stress that this event will operate as PRE BOOKINGS ONLY with no tickets available at the event. You must present your ticket to be able to board the train.

You will be welcomed aboard the train at our festively decorated Furnace Sidings station before making yourself comfortable onboard steam heated coaches. Santa will visit each group in turn during the journey, presenting a gift for each child.


- A steam-hauled return journey from Furnace Sidings via Blaenavon High Level and Garn-Yr-Erw (The Whistle Inn and Park) Halt.

- A visit from Santa whilst travelling aboard the train.

- A gift for each child.

- Complimentary juice for children and a mince pie and sherry/baileys/non-alcoholic alternative for adults.


Our Steam Santa Special Trains will operate on the following dates this December:

Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd,

Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th,

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th.

Tickets will be priced at £15.95 per person with children under 1 year old travelling free.

There will however there will be a charge if you wish to order a present for a child under 1 year old.

No concessions.*prices exclude the booking fee paid to our ticketing provider, TicketSource.

*Although all trains are booked to be hauled by a steam locomotive, we reserve the right to substitute this with a diesel locomotive if circumstances dictate. 

 All services will start and finish from our Furnace Sidings Station (directions).


Please be aware that 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 and date, we cannot offer exchanges.

 All tickets must be purchased directly through our TicketSource account.
Please do not purchase tickets from any individual who offers you tickets for sale
All genuine tickets record names and contact details of the purchaser, and these
will be checked on arrival at the event.
Our system will detect any bogus tickets that will result in you losing any money you paid for them.
Once purchased tickets are not refundable or transferable to a third party.

 Please be aware that due to limited volunteer resources,that we do not offer a telephone booking service for this event.

The Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Company (1983) Limited also reserves the right to modify or cancel advertised services as circumstances dictate. 

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