For all Membership enquiries, changes of address, etc., please contact the Membership Secretary by e-mail at

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or by post c/o Station House, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1HB.

The Swanage Railway relies on our members and volunteers in helping us to achieve our aims. You too can help us work towards our twin aims of restoring the rail link to Wareham for use by a daily service and creating a comprehensive historical record of steam railways in Southern England.

Membership provides the following benefits:

  • Discounted or free train rides (number and price varies by membership - see information below and the notes)
  • 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 Railway’s Annual General Meeting and stand for election to its Council of Management and help shape the Railway’s future (see notes).

As well as supporting the railway financially, all members are welcome to become actively involved as a volunteer. Up-to-date information is available on the Volunteer pages of this web site.

Gift Aid Donation facilities are now available on membership payments as well as donations to the Railway.

Download a Membership application form here. They can also be found with our current timetable leaflet. Alternatively write enclosing details of your requirements and appropriate payment details to the contact address at the bootm of the page. A warm welcome is assured as you support the Railway in achieving the its aims

Join us today!


Annual Membership

Travel Benefits: 25% travel discount on all scheduled
Swanage Railway Company trains (Norden-Swanage-Norden),

Cost:            All Adults – £21.00.
                     Junior (5 to 18 years) - £12.00
                      Family (two adults and three children) - £42.00

Membership is payable by a one-off payment made every year, or by Standing Order.

If resident overseas there is an additional payment on top of the relevant subscription fee of:


Europe - £2.50 per annum.  Rest of the World - £5.00 per annum


These additional costs are reviewed annually and may be increased subsequently should Royal Mail postal charges increase.


Lifetime Travel Membership

Lifetime Travel Membership is for individuals (no family, junior or senior rates are available) priced at £1,000 per applicant and can be paid in full or by bank standing order instalments of a minimum of £20.00 per month. It is available to both new members to the Trust and existing Annual or Ordinary Life Members who wish to upgrade to it. It offers FREE travel on Swanage Railway Company scheduled services between Swanage and Norden (in the future potentially to Furzebrook boundary) but does NOT cover free travel to Wareham. Only the existing Premier Life Membership (PLM) which has been closed to new members for several years will offer this benefit.

Download a Lifetime Travel Membership application form here.





Where People Matter

Watch a video about the contributions made by the volunteers on the railway. Click below to watch it on our YouTube site.


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