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Good rail links and heritage railways a feature of Faversham, Sittingbourne and the Isle of Sheppey.

Swale has good rail links to London stations, (including High Speed to St Pancras from Faversham) the East Kent Coast, Margate, Canterbury, Dover and a branch line from Sittingbourne to Sheerness on Sea, for train journey information please go to National Rail Enquiries.

Seasonally operated, the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway (originally built to haul paper and other bulk materials) provides a steam passenger service from Sittingbourne Viaduct Station to Kemsley Down and return. Please check the SKLR special timetable and the SKLR website for the latest information. 

Swale is also the home of the Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway, just outside Sittingbourne which is a delightful narrow gauge railway and has a vintage transport collection set on the beautiful North Downs of Kent. In 2021, open days on the first Sunday of the month commencing May 2nd through until October.

In Faversham, there is also the Faversham Miniature Railway Service at Brogdale Collections which unfortunately is currently not operating die to Covid 19 and the challenge to social distance passengers.

Sheppey Model Engineering Society operate at Bartons Point Coastal Park on the Isle of Sheppey seasonally on Sundays.


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