Customer notice:

Lucie the Land Train is now closed for the winter period. We hope you enjoyed the train and we’re looking forward to seeing you next year! If you have a special event or ocassion taking place during our closure and would like to enquire about hiring Lucie the Land Train for it, please email us.

Jump aboard Lucie the Land Train in Porthcawl and sit back and enjoy the seafront scenery as we sweep you along the Eastern Promenade. You can travel from Sandy Bay all the way up to Rest Bay and back again, with stops in between.

The route takes in the Marina, the Main Promenade, Rest Bay water sports centre, The Grand Pavilion, the town centre, and the fairground. The total route is approximately 4 miles long and will take around 45 minutes for one round trip.

Below, you’ll find the prices, route and scheduled stops or you can download a copy to keep by clicking here.


We are currently only accepting payment on the train via credit or debit card however, customers will soon be able to purchase tickets with cash from the Emmaus South Wales re-use store located on New Road, Porthcawl.

Below are the current ticket prices:

Type Return
Adult: 16 years + £5.00
Child: 5 year to 15 years £3.00
Group: up to 5 adults / children £15.00
Valid Welsh bus pass holder FREE
Children aged 3 and under

*Carers – when travelling with a person requiring care.

Train schedule

Lucie the Land Train runs on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY throughout September and October apart from the half term week (Monday 25 – Friday 29 October), when it will run every day.

STOP Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Run 5 Run 6
1 East Prom 10:30 11:30 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00
2 Marina 10:32 11:32 13:02 14:02 15:02 16:02
3 Sea front 10:38 11:38 13:08 14:08 15:08 16:08
4 Rest Bay Arr 10:50 11:50 13:20 14:20 15:20 16:20
4 Rest Bay Dep 10:55 11:55 13:25 14:25 15:25 16:25
5 Town Centre 11:05 12:05 13:35 14:35 15:35 16:35
6 Marina 11:10 12:10 13:40 14:40 15:40 16:40
1 Eastern Prom 11:15 12:15 13:45 14:45 15:45

*Sunday and bank holiday operating times are Run 1 – Run 5 only.

Halloween special!

Halloween special!

Dare to join us for our scary Halloween train ride on Porthcawl seafront. Can you help us to banish our ghosts and creepy monsters? Fancy dress is definitely encouraged! There will be tricks, treats and fun activities for kids along with chilling music.

Running from Monday 25 – Sunday 31 October from 10:30am – 4pm. Tickets purchased on board only.

Halloween timetable


Lucie, the land train
Official opening of Lucie the Land Train
Rest Bay | Rest Bay
Porthcawl Harbour | Harbwr Porthcawl
Promenade | Promenâd
Sandy Bay | Bae Sandy
Porthcawl Surf School
Porthcawl Harbour | Harbwr Porthcawl
Sandy Bay | Bae Sandy

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How many passengers can Lucie hold?

Lucie the Land Train is a 70ft, 3 carriage road train that can transport up to 68 passengers, and one wheelchair user and carer (if required).

When will the train operate?

Lucie will operate predominantly in the high summer season and will begin in August 2021. Emmaus are free to operate Lucie all year. Our focus will be on the high summer season and school half term holidays however, we may decide to run Lucie for hired events like weddings or festivals (subject to the proposed route).

How do I pay for a ticket?

We have a portable card machine so you can purchase tickets on the train. However, customers will soon be able to purchase tickets with cash from the Emmaus South Wales re-use store located on New Road, Porthcawl.

Where is the wheelchair access ramp?

The wheelchair access ramp is situated at the rear of the last carriage and is controlled by an electric tail lift.

What Covid-19 measures are in place?

Wales is currently at Alert Level 0. Passengers are required to wear a face covering whilst on board Lucie the Land Train (unless medically exempt). Sanitizer is available on board and all touch points are cleaned and disinfected between trips. Ticket purchases on board are via contactless payment only. Lucie is well ventilated with natural air flow. Please note that passengers are not required to socially distance currently and therefore you may be required to share a carriage with other households.

How often will the train be cleaned?

Lucie will be cleaned before the first run, once every run is complete and at the end of each day.

Will the train operate in all weather conditions?

There may be times when Lucie is unable to run due to adverse weather. This could be when it is too windy, too wet, or too cold (snow/ice) to operate safely. We will take advice from the Met Office with regards to weather warnings and may need to cancel the service at short notice. If the service is not running due to bad weather, customers will be notified via social media. Follow our Facebook page to stay up to date.

Can I get off at an undesignated stop?

No, customers cannot get off the train at an undesignated stop. There are five designated stops along the route. Lucie is only authorised to stop at these locations.

I left a personal belonging on the train, how do I get it back?

Items left on Lucie by passengers will be kept safe for two weeks. Please contact us at [email protected]  or on 01656 750829 to enquire about lost property.

What does Emmaus South Wales do?

Emmaus South Wales is a charity which supports people out of homelessness by providing a home for as long as needed, meaningful work, funded training and daily support.

Why is our train called Lucie?

Many will have heard of Abbé Pierre, the founder of Emmaus, but little is heard about Lucie Coutaz, the co-founder of Emmaus. Lucie was an active member of the resistance during the Second World War, and later dedicated her life to Emmaus and used her organisational prowess and leadership to grow the movement internationally. Abbé Pierre once described her as: ‘…the one, without whom, nothing would have been possible.” Our land train is named after Lucie in honour of her vital contribution to the Emmaus movement.