This page and contents last changed on Sunday 7 April 2024

Plans for future railtours

Thank you for supporting our railtours in 2023 and beyond.

Details of, and booking-instructions for, our future railtours will appear here when they are available; when that happens, those on our emailing list & our followers on Twitter will receive notifcation.

Possible dates for your diary (updated 18 February 2024)

These outline plans are unavoidably subject to cancellation, modification or change of date (except where stated to the contrary), until a trip is properly advertised.

No bookings or reservations will be accepted for any outing shown in this panel, unless you have received a letter or email from HDL pre-advertising a particular trip. This is to ensure everyone has a fair opportunity to make bookings.

Further information and resources

Code of Conduct

It is a condition of holding a ticket for any outing on our train that passengers abide by the letter and spirit of our Code of Conduct (updated May 2023).

Leaning out of windows

We continue to endeavour to keep our passengers safe by not allowing them to lean out of our train’s windows. This notice (updated January 2021) contains further information.

Booking Conditions

By travelling on an HDL railtour or buying a ticket to do so, you are deemed to be accepting our Booking Conditions as well as our Code of Conduct.

Accessibility Policy

HDL’s 1950s-built train may pose difficulties to certain classes of user: our Accessibility Policy describes what these are and how they may affect users.

Folding bicycles

It may be possible for you to bring your folding bicycle on the Hastings DEMU, with prior written approval; our guidelines on carriage of folding bikes will help you to determine your bike’s suitability for carriage.

Railtour Archive

We can recommend a dip into the HDL Railtour archive, which contains details of all the previous “days out” which HDL has operated to date; you may also find interesting our YouTube Channel which contains 32 cab-ride videos featuring outings during 2016–18.