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We look forward to seeing you!

Bridge View Light Railway (BVLR) is a new 7 1/4 inch gauge miniature railway, built and operated by a group of enthusiasts and volunteers since 2018 and located in the fabulous grounds of Russells Garden Centre, in Baginton near Coventry. We welcome you to come and have a ride on our trains, to support our community charity, and to explore the grounds. 

Our hosts at Russells Garden Centre offer a wide range of both traditional and specialist plants from their own stocks plus those of specialist on-site vendors.  You will also find recreational activities such as the Secret Quarry Garden, Wetlands Walk, and Potting Shed Cafe.


Come and find us soon!

Tickets in hand

We only run on specific daysPlease see our Running Days & Events pages for upcoming running days, special events, and online booking. 

Why not book a private party and have the railway all to yourself! 

Track Work

If you’d like to find out more about supporting the project or volunteering with us to make this railway a reality, then please feel free to contact us or visit on an open day and say ‘hi!’ to our friendly group

Display board of what the railway does

Learn more about our community project, objectives and charity donations. 

Plan your day

Track Route
Location Map


To find the railway, please use the postcode CV8 3AG (Google Maps link) in your sat-nav or route planner. We're at Russells Garden Centre, the entrance to which is by the historic bridge. Look for the brown sign!



Come and join us for a ride on our railway around part of the scenic Russells gardens.

Both the railway and our gift shop, perfect for young enthusiasts, will be open to the public on standard open days and special events. Turn your visit into a day out by enjoying the other attractions at Russells Garden Centre, such as the Secret Quarry Gardens, Hedge Maze, Wetlands Walk*

*(Please visit Russells Garden Centre website to check that these are open to avoid disappointment).

There is also the Potting Shed Cafe on site


10-4pm Tuesday to Saturday

10-3pm Sunday.

(Open Bank Holiday Mondays 10-4pm). 
Kitchen closes 1 hour earlier.



The railway is an open-air attraction so accessibility on wet days can be difficult, for this reason we recommend sturdy outdoors footwear and clothing on days of inclement weather.

Russell Garden Centre and Potting Shed Cafe Link to website
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