General Information:

The Railway is able to provide free car and coach parking at Furnace Sidings Station (by Garn Lakes). Please note that there is no available parking at Whistle Inn or Blaenavon High Level Stations

If you are travelling as a large group (greater than 10 in numbers), please email us in advance so we can discuss your requirements.

Whilst we welcome all of our less-abled visitors, we must advise that facilities at some of our stations for those with wheelchairs is currently limited. Work has been undertaken at Furnace Sidings in particular to provide suitable facilities for our less-abled visitors and a step-free pathway has been provided to the platform at Big Pit.

Facilities at Our Stations:

Currently, the main facilities we have are at our station at Furnace Sidings.  Here we have our tea room (serving a range of cold snacks and hot and cold refreshments), toilets and shop. We are presently working to improve the situation at both Furnace Sidings and Blaenavon High Level where new buildings are in the process of being constructed.

We are pleased to accept credit and debit cards at our Furnace Siding Station

Accessibility for wheelchairs:

Some train services (carriages) have limited door apertures so visitors who are wheelchair bound are advised to email the railway via to enquire whether it will be possible for their wheelchair to board the train on their chosen day of visiting. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

For visitors arriving by car:

Steam train Road Sign The railway is situated just off the B4248 between Blaenavon and Brynmawr, and is well signposted as you approach Blaenavon, using the brown steam train symbol as shown to the left.

For visitors coming from the east, use Junction 25a or if you are coming from the west, use Junction 26 and head for Cwmbran and then pick up the signs for Pontypool or Big Pit.

Once in Blaenavon, follow signs for Brynmawr as far as Garn yr Erw, where the Railway is down on the left (Look for the Railway's Sign).

Click here for further information on how to get to Blaenavon.

The following map pin-points the railways base at Furnace Sidings Station using the Green Arrow.


View Larger Map (and to obtain directions to Furnace Sidings)

For visitors arriving at the Railway by public transport, whilst the railway is served by Abergavenny, Pontypool and New Inn, Cwmbran and Newport Railway Stations, Newport and Cwmbran provide the easiest to access for onward bus services.

Stagecoach operates two useful services from Newport to Blaenavon, please use the links for timetables:

X24 Newport - Blaenavon via Cwmbran. Visitors will need to use the station at Blaenavon High Level or walk through to Furnace Sidings (20+ minute walk),
30 Newport - Brynmawr - certain services operate to Big Pit, this services passes through Garn yr Erw, which is at the entrance to Furnace Sidings.

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