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Barking Park Light Railway

Barking, Greater London, England

  • Families on miniature train at Barking Park Light Railway
  • Miniature train at Barking Park Light Railway
  • Miniature train at Barking Park Light Railway

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Barking Park Light Railway's 7.25 inch gauge trains take you on a journey just under 1 quarter mile (about 340m), from Park Gates Station in Longbridge Road, to Lakeside Halt (the Boating Lake), with a turntable at one end, and run round loops. The line officially opened in 2009, and it is growing all the time, so there are future additions to look forward to.

The railway follows the original track from the 1950s, but unlike its predecessor, it's on a raised track bed (to prevent the steel sleepers from corroding). Barking Park Light Railway stable of locomotives currently consists of a diesel hydraulic locomotive, and 2 battery electric locomotives, one of which did all the donkey work in constructing the railway, but is still more than capable of pulling a fully loaded train with 2 carriages and a driving truck, on the line all day!

The sit in astride carriages have been constructed to carry about 5 or 6 adults, but can take as many kids as you “can cram on”(safely)! The railway was also the means of transport for the Olympic Torch and torch bearer during the Olympics, which may be the first occasion that the Torch has been carried on a miniature railway!

There are two car parks on site, which are a 5 minute walk from Barking Station, so why not arrive by train to warm yourself sup for the main fare!


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


Barking Park, Longbridge Road, Barking, Greater London, IG11 8TA, England


Click here to visit Barking Park Light Railway's website
07740 343801

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Easter - September: Saturday to Sunday and School Holidays 12:00 - 18:00


General Admission

Return: £0.70

Single: £0.50


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