From LT to LRT, Epping Ongar Railway Bus Running weekend.

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From LT to LRT - Bus running weekend

18th and 19th February

This event is sponsored by London Bus Works and London Bus Company

Routes

As well as the 339 bus service between Epping station and North Weald, which will operate on both Saturday and Sunday, the following additional bus routes will be operating. 

Saturday

20B North Weald to Loughton Station

175 North Weald to Passingford Bridge via Ongar

250 North Weald to Passingford Bridge via Epping

381A North Weald to Passingford Bridge via Blake Hall and Toot Hill

Sunday

201 Ongar to Loughton via North Weald and Epping (frequent service)

500 North Weald to Epping Forest circular

581 North Weald to Toothill circular

Also on Sunday evening a photographic road run will take place from 15.30 onwards. Buses will convey passengers from North Weald station for this road run and return directly to Epping station upon its conclusion. 

 

Bus timetables

Timetables and vehicle allocations will be available in the event programme available over the weekend. 

The timetable for the 339 bus service to and from Epping station can be found by selecting your date of travel here

The first buses from Epping to North Weald on both Saturday and Sunday will depart at 10.05 and 10.35 (route 339)

The first buses from Loughton station will depart at 11.20 on Saturday (route 20B) and 10.30 and 11.00 on Sunday (route 201) 

The first buses from Epping church towards Loughton station will depart at 10.50 on Saturday (route 20B) and 10.05 and 10.35 on Sunday (route 201)

 

Train timetables

Our steam and diesel services will also be operating between Ongar, North Weald and Epping Forest. You can find the train timetable by selecting the date of your visit here

 

Vehicles

Up to 16 vehicles will be operating in service across the weekend. The following vehicles are expected to be in operation or on display:

AEC Regent III - RT1530, AEC Routemaster - RM1993, Volvo Ailsa - V3, Leyland National - LS174 and AEC Swift - SM1. 

Ticket prices: 

One day (Saturday or Sunday):
Adult Train and Bus All Day Rover: £18
Adult Bus Only Rover (not valid on train services): £10

Two days (Saturday and Sunday):
Adult Train and Bus Weekend Rover: £25
Adult Bus Only Weekend Rover (not valid on train services): £15

Child fares: £1 per day. 

 

 

The best place for Londoners to start their journey with us is right outside Epping Underground Station where the vintage London Bus takes you directly to North Weald Station:

North Weald: North Weald Station, Station Road, North Weald, CM16 6BT

Ongar Station: Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, CM5 9BN

Epping Underground Station, Station Road, Epping, CM16 4HW

 

Book Tickets Online

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking - There is very limited parking available at the stations, with priority given to blue badge / disabled customers. Please drive and park with care, avoid blocking access and with consideration of our neighbours.
  • Disabled persons toilet - Ladies and Gentlemen's toilets are available at Ongar and North Weald stations. Baby changing equipment is included within the Family Room / Ladies Waiting Room facilities at both stations. Disabled toilets are available in Ongar High Street (400 yards from station). Unfortunately, while we have enabled step-free access to Ongar building, the Grade II listed 1865 station does not accommodate a wheelchair accessible toilet. We have recently installed a new disabled toilet in our outlet building at North Weald.
  • Facility for service dogs - Well controlled dogs, guide and assistance dogs are welcome on our railway at no extra charge. However we are unable to accept dogs, other than assistance dogs, on our dining trains. Should your companion feel thirsty, there are usually water bowls on the platforms with fresh water available. If you cannot find these, please don't hesitate to ask.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Well controlled dogs, guide and assistance dogs are welcome on our railway at no extra charge. However we are unable to accept dogs, other than assistance dogs, on our dining trains. Should your companion feel thirsty, there are usually water bowls on the platforms with fresh water available. If you cannot find these, please don't hesitate to ask.
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - There is very limited parking available at the stations, with priority given to blue badge / disabled customers
  • Wheelchair user accessible - We are able to accommodate visitors with disabilities and in wheelchairs. Our Railway Access Statement - Policy for Disabled People is available to view online. Please do not hesitate to seek assistance from our friendly staff, who are here to help you enjoy your visit.

Catering

  • Cafe - We have our Anglia café coach at North Weald, which serves a range of hot and cold drinks and light refreshments. We also have the "Buffet Stop" at Ongar, also selling hot and cold drinks, crisps and snacks. We recommend the Picnic and Viewing Area at Ongar to relax and unwind, offering a grandstand view of the station and locomotives. At North Weald we have a number of picnic tables around the site that you are welcome to use. There are a number of local pubs and restaurants in both Ongar and North Weald, all offering hot meals.
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - We have our Anglia café coach at North Weald, which serves a range of hot and cold drinks and light refreshments. We also have the "Buffet Stop" at Ongar, also selling hot and cold drinks, crisps and snacks. We recommend the Picnic and Viewing Area at Ongar to relax and unwind, offering a grandstand view of the station and locomotives. At North Weald we have a number of picnic tables around the site that you are welcome to use. There are a number of local pubs and restaurants in both Ongar and North Weald, all offering hot meals.
  • Outdoor eating area - We recommend the Picnic and Viewing Area at Ongar to relax and unwind, offering a grandstand view of the station and locomotives. At North Weald we have a number of picnic tables around the site that you are welcome to use.
  • Picnic area - We recommend the Picnic and Viewing Area at Ongar to relax and unwind, offering a grandstand view of the station and locomotives. At North Weald we have a number of picnic tables around the site that you are welcome to use.
  • Picnic Site - We recommend the Picnic and Viewing Area at Ongar to relax and unwind, offering a grandstand view of the station and locomotives. At North Weald we have a number of picnic tables around the site that you are welcome to use.
  • Refreshments Available - We have our Anglia café coach at North Weald, which serves a range of hot and cold drinks and light refreshments. We also have the "Buffet Stop" at Ongar, also selling hot and cold drinks, crisps and snacks. There are a number of local pubs and restaurants in both Ongar and North Weald, all offering hot meals.

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Dogs admitted on a lead - Well controlled dogs, guide and assistance dogs are welcome on our railway at no extra charge. However we are unable to accept dogs, other than assistance dogs, on our dining trains. Should your companion feel thirsty, there are usually water bowls on the platforms with fresh water available. If you cannot find these, please don't hesitate to ask.
  • Dogs welcome - Well controlled dogs, guide and assistance dogs are welcome on our railway at no extra charge. However we are unable to accept dogs, other than assistance dogs, on our dining trains. Should your companion feel thirsty, there are usually water bowls on the platforms with fresh water available. If you cannot find these, please don't hesitate to ask.
  • Toilets
  • Toilets on Site - Ladies and Gentlemen's toilets are available at Ongar and North Weald stations. Baby changing equipment is included within the Family Room / Ladies Waiting Room facilities at both stations. Disabled toilets are available in Ongar High Street (400 yards from station). Unfortunately, while we have enabled step-free access to Ongar building, the Grade II listed 1865 station does not accommodate a wheelchair accessible toilet. We have recently installed a new disabled toilet in our outlet building at North Weald.

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking - There is very limited parking available at the stations, with priority given to blue badge / disabled customers. Please drive and park with care, avoid blocking access and with consideration of our neighbours.
  • On site parking - There is very limited parking available at the stations, with priority given to blue badge / disabled customers. Please drive and park with care, avoid blocking access and with consideration of our neighbours.
  • On site parking close by - There is pay and display public parking in Ongar and at Epping Station where Heritage buses will be picking up.
  • Park and Ride - Park at Epping Station car park (pay and display) and pick up the EOR Heritage bus to North Weald Station.
  • Railway station within 5 miles - Heritage buses pick-up from Epping Central Line station for this event
  • Railway station within walking distance

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Event

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Map & Directions

Road Directions

North Weald: North Weald Station, Station Road, North Weald, CM16 6BT

Ongar Station: Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, CM5 9BN

Epping Underground Station, Station Road, Epping, CM16 4HW

Heritage buses collect from Epping Station and heritage trains run between North Weald and Ongar.

Public Transport Directions

Central Line to Epping Station where Epping Ongar Railway heritage buses will pick up and take you to North Weald and Ongar with heritage trains running on the line.

Epping Ongar Railway From LT to LRT Bus Event

Type:Special Events

Station Road, North Weald, Essex, CM16 6BW

Tel: 01277 365200

Opening Times

EOR Bus Event (18 Feb 2023 - 19 Feb 2023)

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