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Swanage Railway Trust

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Become a member and keep up to date whilst helping the Swanage Railway Trust achieve our objectives

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The Swanage Railway Trust

The Swanage Railway Trust relies on our members and volunteers. Whether as a volunteer or as a supporter, you can help us by becoming a member of the Swanage Railway Trust, the controlling body of the Swanage Railway.

The aims of the Swanage Railway Trust are:

  • The creation of a comprehensive historical record of steam railways and steam technology in Southern England.

  • The restoration and on-going maintenance of the rail link between Swanage and Wareham and the re-establishment of a daily service to connect with main line trains

In addition to supporting the Swanage Railway, members get the following benefits:

  • Discounted or free train rides (number and price varies by membership type)

  • Regular editions of the Swanage Railway Magazine

  • 10% discount on most items sold in the Railway shop

All members over 18 years of age can vote at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting and stand for election to its Council of Management and help shape the Railway’s future (see notes on the application forms).  

Membership Enquiries: For all membership inquiries, changes of address, etc., please contact the Membership Secretary either by email or by post:

Membership Secretary

Swanage Railway Trust,

Station House,


Dorset, BH19 1HB.

Please note that due to current circumstances there may be a delay in responding. 

Members Area: A restricted area of this web site is available to members. This contains additional documents for members. Please send an email quoting your full name and SRT Membership number to the membership team if you would like access.

Becoming a Member

The Trust offers two types of membership: Annual Membership and Lifetime Travel Membership. Annual Membership includes options for children and families in addition to individual membership. Details, including the cost. of both along with membership application forms are below.

Annual Membership


Travel Benefits: 33% travel discount on all scheduled Swanage Railway Company trains (Norden-Swanage-Norden). 


All Adults – £32.00.
Junior (5 to 18 years) - £15.00
Family (two adults and three children) - £62.00

Membership - which runs for twelve months from date of application / joining - is payable by a one-off payment made every year, or by Standing Order. A postal supplement is payable by members resident overseas.

Lifetime Travel Membership

Travel Benefits: FREE travel on all scheduled  Swanage Railway Company trains (Norden-Swanage-Norden).


Individual - £1,000

No family or junior rates are available

Membership - which is available to new members and as an upgrade for existing members - can be paid in full or in installments by bank standing order for a minimum of £20.00 per month.


Note: the travel benefit may be extended in future to the Furzebrook boundary but does NOT cover free travel to Wareham.

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