Santa Specials

Enjoy a festive day out for the whole family.


The Santa Specials train starts at Brechin Station with the total journey taking about one hour (an eight mile round trip) including a ten minute stopover at Bridge of Dun Station. Santa will visit each carriage on the train with a present for every child, adults will also receive a gift from the train staff.

To check availability, click on the date required opposite, then the departure time and the "book now" button. This will take you to the train seating plan. If none available click the "back button" to bring back to the departure screen.

We are sorry but we cannot accommodate buggies/prams etc. on the train. We have areas at Brechin station where these may be left.

On platform one at Brechin Station there is a Buffet serving for sale hot & cold food together with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soup, cold drinks and a selection of snacks. We are unable to take credit/debit cards here.) The buffet is open from 10:30am to 4:00pm. Also on platform one is The Shop which is open from 10:30am to 3:00pm. (on some days this may be to 4:00pm). The shop and ticket office can take credit/debit cards.)

At Bridge of Dun, the Buffet will be open from 11:00am to 3:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Here we have to offer for sale tea, coffee, soft drinks with cold snacks such as biscuits, home made sandwiches, etc. all at reasonable prices. New lines: Hot Steak & Gravy pies and Apple Turnovers with Cream both supplied by Brymers of Brechin.

*Competition entry forms will be available on the day of the event or download one from here. Main clue at Bridge of Dun Station. One lucky winner will be decided after the event and will be contacted by email/post with their Easter Eggspress tickets information.

Tickets for these services may be purchased in advance online, no need to show at Ticket Office on the day - will be inspected on the train. (booking fees apply.) If travelling with family or friends why not book as one booking as this will reduce the booking fee.

Tickets may also be purchased on the day at Brechin Station but this is subject to availability. To avoid disappointment please book in advance. Online bookings are taken up to one hour before departure.


Trains getting very busy, click HERE for seat availability.

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Information for Disabled Passengers

All daytime train services have a wheelchair/disabled saloon with ramped access or assistance to seating.

Evening Events: For these services the wheelchair/disabled saloon is used as the bar but there is still ramped access or assistance to seating.

BRECHIN STATION: Access to the station via Park Road car park using the gate to the platform. Male and Female disabled toilets located an platform 2.
BRIDGE OF DUN STATION: Access to the main platform and an unisex disabled toilet located in the station building.

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