July 2020 Re-Opening Details

Hi All

Many thanks for your goodwill whilst we have been closed during the recent period.

We’re delighted to share with you that we aim to reopen on Saturday 4th July 2020 at which point will be operating within the current Government guidelines.

We are completing final testing of the Railway and will update you by the end of the day tomorrow (Friday 3rd July) to confirm that we will reopen on Saturday.

As you will appreciate, things will have to run differently to previously so please see the attached information.

We plan be running daily from 10am until 5:30pm but due to anticipated increased queueing times, please allow up to 2 hours at the end of each day for your journey.

Should you have any operational queries, please contact our colleagues at our Top Station.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon and appreciate your patience when you visit.

Best wishes

Team Babbacombe Cliff Railway






A Personal Message From The Chairman

A Personal Message From Lindsay Yelland Chairman Of The Babbacombe Cliff Railway

It was with huge regret that we took the decision yesterday to close the Babbacombe Cliff Railway from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice.

The decision was made in the best interests of safety for both our staff and customers bearing in mind the current circumstances.

I am pleased to confirm that last week I advised our loyal team of staff that each member would continue to be paid in full throughout the closure period. We therefore hope that when we are able to reopen, you will continue to see the happy team members that you are used to.

The whole team here at Babbacombe Cliff Railway would like to thank all the staff, our volunteers and everyone who has travelled with us and supported us over the last (nearly) 11 years and should like to wish you all the best of health in the forthcoming weeks.

We look forward to welcoming you all again as soon as this becomes possible.

Coronavirus: Closure From 23/3/20 Onwards


Regretfully the Babbacombe Cliff Railway will be closed from Monday 23rd March 2020 onwards in response to the above.

We will  keep you posted with any developments regarding reopening just as soon as we have them.

Heartfelt thanks to those who have supported us over the last 10 years- Your enthusiasm for the Railway has matched our own and we shall miss seeing you all for the moment.

Please do stay safe and look after each other until we meet next time and do continue to follow any government guidelines issued.

With our very best wishes.

Team Babbacombe Cliff Railway





Card Only Payments From Saturday 21st March 2020

As an extra precaution, in line with other steps that we are taking in response to the coronavirus threat, we will only be accepting card payments from Saturday 21st March 2020.

We thank you for your patience and understanding whilst trying our best to keep everyone as safe as we can during such unprecedented times.

Team Babbacombe Cliff Railway

***Coronavirus- What Are We Doing?***

During these unprecedented times, the health and well-being of our customers and our team are our priority.

We are closely monitoring the national guidelines and are following any instructions issued.  We have not had any cases amongst our team at present and we are not aware of any cases amongst our customers.

We have no plans to shut the Babbacombe Cliff Railway at this time unless advised to by the Government.

Whilst we always strive to keep our premises clean, we have increased the cleaning and sanitising of all touched surfaces regularly through the day. Stations and carriages are regularly cleaned with disinfectant and our handrails and seats within the carriages are being cleaned with anti-bacterial spray.

Our Visitor Centre opening has been postponed for the foreseeable future. This is manned entirely by retired volunteers and their well-being is most important to us.   We will continue to monitor the advice from Public Health England

Customers who have symptoms of Coronavirus (a persistent cough or a raised temperature, no matter how mild) should self-isolate.

For everyone who remains in good health and have not been asked to self-isolate, we look forward to transporting you to and from Oddicombe Beach.

Thank you for your continued support.

Team Babbacombe Cliff Railway