Disabled Access

All of our stations are suitable for access by disabled people who are warmly welcomed.

There is plenty of car parking at Buckfastleigh. Our trains have disabled access and reserved spaces for wheelchair users*.

Buckfastleigh station is the best starting point for your journey as we have easy, flat access and parking very close to the platform.

Our station at Totnes is only accessible via a footpath link and is some 500 yards from the nearest parking at Totnes National Rail station.

Please note that our dining trains do not have reserved spaces for wheelchair using passengers and the doors of the dining train carriages are narrower than the width of standard wheelchairs. However, we would ask that you to contact us so we can help meet your specific requirements.


Registered disabled visitors and their essential carers enjoy a discounted rate of travel on the South Devon Railway. For more details and other fares enquire at our booking office, email us, or telephone us on 01364 644 370.

*The maximum overall size of wheelchair we can carry is: length 1200mm (47″), width 700mm (27″), weight 230kg (500 lbs). For operational and safety reasons, larger scooters cannot unfortunately be carried.

Award winners!

The South Devon Railway and the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm have been jointly honoured for being one of the best family venues in the UK for people with disabilities. The two attractions were Highly Commended alongside Legoland Windsor, the Alnwick Garden in Northumberland and the Eden Project in Cornwall at the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain Awards 2010.

Mystery shoppers were so impressed with the two venues they were jointly shortlisted in the Best Family Venue category, despite having a fraction of the visitors of the other category finalists. The top award in the category was won by the Science Museum in London.