Ever thought about joining the Avon Valley railway as a member? 

Please see below for the perks of being a member and how to get involved! 

Please click on the logo to download our Join Us leaflet


Members who subscribe by Annual Membership receive the following benefits:

  1. Three vouchers entitling you to travel for just £1 (which you simply exchange at the Booking Office of the day of travel). Each ticket is valid for a whole day, for as many journeys as are available that day. You can either use them yourself, or pass them on to friends or family so that they may enjoy the experience.
  2. Half price travel for yourself: This can be used on as many days as you wish throughout the year (special events excluded).
  3. Semaphore magazine: The Avon Valley Railway’s official members’ magazine ‘Semaphore’. This twice-yearly magazine is a mine of information about the Railway, its history and future plans, reports from the various departments, and a forum for letters and views of all members. Containing many photographs, this a quality full colour illustrated magazine .
  4. Ground Signal: a supplementary newsletter published for members, between issues of Semaphore. In Ground Signal, you can catch up on all latest news of progress on the railway.
  5. 10% off certain items available for sale in the shop.
  6. Social events organised throughout the year: We are a close-knit family who share similar interests. There are many opportunities for social events and other members activities throughout the year.
  7. The chance to help run YOUR railway by volunteering: with opportunities to be trained in a variety of activities connected with the operation of the line, from Ticket Inspector to Engine Driver. See our Volunteering page for more information.


Premier Gold Membership gives you additional advantages over and above annual membership, and in most cases works out cheaper as well. Premier Gold Membership lasts for five years (Adult or Over 60), subscriptions offers a saving of around 12% over the standard, annual subscription, and of course all Premier Gold Members also receive 3 vouchers every year of their member years after that they will also have Half price travel for yourself on as many days as you wish throughout the year (special events excluded).

All material on this web site is copyright Avon Valley Railway Heritage Trust (AVRHT), its subsidiaries or contributors. All rights reserved. Bitton Railway Station, Bath Road, Bitton, BS30 6HD, Telephone: 0117 932 5538, Email: [email protected] - Avon Valley Railway Heritage Trust is a registered Charity in England - Charity No 1088545
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