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Hastings Miniature Railway is a 10.25" (260 mm) gauge miniature railway located on the seafront of Hastings Old Town, East Sussex.
The railway opened on 5th June 1948 and still remains a popular tourist attraction to the present day.
The railway opperates all year round (limited service through the winter).
Please check below for running days, opening times and fares.
Running days and opening times
(School holidays highlighted in red)
Christmas Holidays - February Half Term (Term-time) = Weekends Only 12pm - 4pm *
February Half Term = Daily 11am - 5pm
February Half Term - Easter Holidays (Term-time) = Weekends 11am - 5pm Weekdays 12pm - 4pm*
Easter Holidays = 10am - 6/7pm
Easter Holidays - Spring Half Term (Term-time) = Daily 11am - 5pm
Spring Half Term = Daily 10am - 6/7pm
Spring Half term - Summer Holidays (Term-time) = Daily 11am - 5/6pm
Summer Holidays = Daily 10am - 7/8pm
Summer Holidays - Autumn Half Term (Term-time) = Weekends 11am - 5pm Weekdays 12pm - 4/5pm*
Autumn Half Term = Daily 11am - 4/5pm*
Autumn Half Term - Christmas Holidays (Term-time) = Weekends only 12pm - 4pm*
Christmas Holidays = Santa Specials and General Running.**
* Weather permiting
** Seperate Advertising
Single £2.00 Return £3.00 5 people ride for the price of 4
Daily Rover tickets (Unlimited travel on day of purchase)
Family Rover Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £22.00
We now offer a reduced rate travel pass, free of charge to people living in the Hastings
and Rother area. Upon presentation of this pass , passengers may ride at the current
group rates (£1.50 Single or £2.50 Return). Please apply in person with proof of residency.
This is the headquarters of the railway.
The station features a ticket office with model railway, engine shed, workshop, carriage shed, turntable and various sidings. The station is located in the fishing industry's area of Hastings, and is surrounded by fishing net houses, fishing boats, and the fishermen's church and museum.
Marine Parade Station
Marine Parade Station has been the western terminus of the railway since 1959. There is a single platform (to the south of the running line), a large station building and ticket office, and a small shop selling beach goods and railway memorabelia.
A simple run-round loop is in place with a small siding.
The station is located in the centre of the tourist area of Hastings, on the main coast road, and is surrounded by hotels, attractions, rides, amusements, and restaurants.
East Beach Street Halt
This was the original western terminus of the line from 1948 to 1959.
Also known as 'East Beach Street Station' and as 'East Hastings Station', it featured two platforms (one to the north of the running lines, and one central island platform) and a station building.
After the line was extended westwards in 1959, East Beach Street became a through station, and was equipped with signals to permit two-train operation. The station closed around 1970. The central island platform was removed in 1981 and the passing loop was removed in 1992. However, in 2010 the passing loop was restored, and trains now pass each other at this location again. One platform (the northern platform) is still in place. Trains only stop here however on special Gala days.
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