Friends of the Old Station

The Old Station
Before it was closed to passengers in 1959 the Old Station at Tintern was a substantial stopping place and goods depot on the old GWR branch line from Chepstow to Monmouth, and is now an important and award-winning heritage site. Entry to the site with its traditional-style café is free and there are many attractions and activities for all the family.
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Become a Friend
You are welcome to become a member of the Friends of the Old Station. Membership costs just £5.00 a year and is available by picking up a registration form from the information centre in the carriage at the station, or by sending a cheque, made payable to The Friends of Tintern Old Station, to John Sterry at The Old Station,Tintern,NP16   7NX. For more information you can telephone the Old Station on 01291 689566, or chairman of the Friends, John Clarke, on 01291 680139.
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What we do
To help with the limited funds available to the Old Station from Monmouthshire County Council, the Friends provide a regular stall at the Old Station with books, games, etc on sale at bargain prices, and organize an annual fun dog show. These and other activities help with such things as maintaining the green space around the station, and providing play facilities for children such as Molly the  Engine. 
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Ride – or drive – a train
The Friends also operate a narrow-gauge (7”) passenger-carrying railway at the station which runs along the dismantled railway track. It is open most Sundays in the summer, and at £1 per ride it is very popular with all ages. If you would like to fulfill that childhood ambition of driving a train or helping to operate a railway, then we warmly welcome volunteers – over 18, no sex discrimination! For more information on this please ring Tony Griffiths on 07968932993 or email
tony.frangriffit@talktalk.net   

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Visit our model railway
You might also like to visit our model railway, a delightful working scale model of the station just as it used to be in the 1930’s. It’s located in the baggage wagon coupled to the passenger coaches, and is open at various times during the summer months.
Contact
Telephone 01291 689566