Kent and East Sussex Railway

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May, 2016

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The Kent and East Sussex Railway have a commitment to provide the best possible experience for disabled people. There is blue badge parking at Tenterden and Northiam Stations. Wheelchairs are available at Tenterden and Bodiam stations. There is no car parking provision at Bodiam and visitors are asked to use the National Trust car park for Bodiam Castle. A buggy can be booked to take visitors between Bodiam Castle and Bodiam Station by contacting the castle. Wittersham Road Station is fairly remote with limited facilities and is not suitable for wheelchair users.

The railway has a specially designed coach for wheelchair users, called “Petros.”:
This has ramped access and very wide aisles with moveable seating and a disabled toilet. This is really is setting standards unseen on other railways.

There are disabled toilets at Tenterden, Northiam and Bodium stations. There is full wheelchair access to the gift shop and restaurant. There is wheelchair access to the Col Stephen’s Museum at Tenterden Station, although there is limited space between the exhibits, which may make it difficult for wheelchair users.

The carriage and wagon works at Tenterden and the locomotive works at Rolvenden are accessible, although not the loco viewing gallery at Rolvenden.


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