Service

There is capacity for 100 seated passengers, additional standing passengers and luggage room for bikes, prams and surfboards, carried free of charge. The train runs a return shuttle service for the three kilometre journey between North Beach Station in Sunrise Beach and the Byron Beach platform next to the Shirley Street level crossing. 

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Platforms

Both platforms have seating, shelter and bicycle racks. The North Beach Station is adjacent to Bayshore Drive serving the Byron Arts Estate, Sunrise Beach and Elements of Byron resort. Drive to the end of Bayshore Drive, which is off Ewingsdale Road (the main road into Byron township from the Pacific Highway).

The Byron Beach platform is next to the Shirley Street level crossing in Byron Bay township between the First Sun Caravan Park and Simmos Caltex Service Station. Where Shirley Street changes into Lawson Street.

Parking

An additional 100 car spaces were constructed with the upgrade of Bayshore Drive in the Council road reserve next to the North Beach Station. Parking here is free. Byron Shire Council operates two public car parks within 100 metres of the Byron Beach Platform. Bicycle racks are provided at both platforms, or bikes can be carried free of charge on the train.

Accessibility

The Byron Bay Train staff are able to assist passengers with special needs and ramps are available at both stations, as well as an accessible toilet at the North Beach Station.

The Byron Bay Train operates a two-car heritage 660 series rail motor. The threshold width on the passenger doorways is 660mm. This is wide enough to fit most non-motorised wheelchairs, however some motorised wheelchairs will not fit through these doors. The narrow width between the train seats are a further restriction however passengers in wheelchairs are able to ride in the entrance vestibule.

We are a Companion Card Affiliate.

Animals

Pets are not permitted to travel on the Byron Bay Train. Guide dogs are exempt.

Safety

BBRC is required to comply with the Rail Safety National Law and Regulations and has developed an extensive Safety Management System, Plans, Procedures and Network Rules to ensure it does so. The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator has accredited BBRC is both a Rolling Stock Operator and Rail Infrastructure Manager.

All our train crew have undergone an extensive training and competency assessment program to ensure your safety. In addition to the two competent persons in charge of our train, we also have engineered safety devices including a “Dead Man” pedal and Vigilance Control fitted to the train together with other engineered safety systems to stop and shut down equipment in an emergency.

All train crew are required to be free of drugs and alcohol and are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. In addition, there are Fatigue Management provisions and maximum permissible hours on duty for the train crew.

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Byron Bay Railroad Company

Byron Bay Railroad Company Ltd (BBRC) is a not for profit company limited by guarantee and is an accredited heritage rail operator. As a not-for-profit company, all revenue must be re-invested in the organisation’s rail assets. Dividends cannot be disbursed to any individual or company. BBRC holds a non-exclusive licence from Transport for NSW to use the rail corridor and rail infrastructure and is required to maintain both these state-owned assets at its own cost.

The rail corridor and rail infrastructure including any improvements made by BBRC remain the property of Transport for NSW.

BBRC has obtained accreditation from the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator as a Rail Transport Operator being both a Rail Infrastructure Manager and a Rolling Stock Operator. BBRC is required to comply with the Rail Safety National Law including mandatory safety and operating procedures. A comprehensive safety management plan has been developed in collaboration with expert consultants and industry practitioners specifically for this operation.

Development Approval was granted on 17 September 2015 from Byron Shire Council for the construction of the two platforms, the train storage shed and other ancillary works.

On 21 August 2017 the National Rail Safety Regulator provided a variation to BBRC’s accreditation which acknowledges and supports the modification of the train from diesel to solar powered electric operation.

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02 8123 2130

enquiries@byronbaytrain.com.au

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