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Riviera Trains Ltd, established soon after privatisation is the leading UK provider of charter trains and provides quality locomotives and coaching stock to support the additional requirements of train operating companies. We work in association with three principal charter train operators; DB Schenker (formally EWS), Direct Rail Services and GBRF Passenger Services.


Charter & Special Events Trains


Train travel is the perfect way to avoid road congestion, is green and is the quickest mode of transport. After many years of experience Riviera Trains are able to operate virtually any type of charter train over Network Rail lines in the UK. We can provide trains for VIP's, Business Meetings, Conferences, Exhibitions, Agencies, Sporting Events, Birthday Parties, Weddings, Luxury occasions and simply to individuals looking for a day out.

So what type of train could be you be interested in? Why not take a browse at our Coaching Stock page to see what we can provide.


Travelling to the Races


Riviera Trains often provide private trains for valued customers to the Cheltenham Festival, Royal Ascot and Ebor Races. Bretfred, formally Totesport, have been a regular client for many years providing project & guest management services including transfers from station to the racecourse. Where better than on a private train to check form and enjoy the company of other race goers?


Enjoy playing Golf?


Riviera Trains regularly provided the 'The Great Briton' high quality First Class train set for clients to travel to The Royal Open golfing events. The train is available to operate from any part of the country and over virtually all routes to suit the client’s needs.


Our ‘The Great Briton’ charter train set has been provided to a well known Midlands Businessman to take all of his friends on his ‘Birthday Bash' to play Golf in Scotland for three days. They had a fantastic time!


To the Exhibition


Event organisers need to bring buyers to Meetings & Incentive Travel Shows but also get them home by the end of the day to save on accommodation costs. The solution, offer buyers a private First Class train for luxury comfortable travel, supporting productivity, planning & networking. The exhibitors can appreciate the managed environment for value time with buyers & visitors. First Class full-size tables are ideal for hospitality or presentations offering the perfect answer for all parties involved.


Filming Location Services


Riviera Trains can provide carriages to locations both on and off the railway. A range of carriages can be provided anywhere within the UK such as a Pullman carriage, a modern Intercity style coach, a "door slammer" coach or even a freight vehicle.


The following is a selection of productions that have used our coaches & locomotives:

- Debenhams Christmas 2012 Television Advert.        

- 'The Passer By' (BBC) Drama starring James Nesbit.

- ‘Derailed’ (BBC) Docudrama.

- 'If Only’ (Outlaw Productions) Romantic comedy with Jennifer Love Hewitt & Paul Nicholls.

- 'Green Street’ (Odd Lot) Drama with Elijah Wood.

- ‘Ultimate Force’ (ITV) Action drama using a modern carriage at a non-railway location.


Locomotive Spot Hire


With a locomotive fleet, Riviera Trains can provide up to 6 x 95mph British Rail Class 47 locomotives for either Spot Hire, Charter Trains, TOC work or even long term arrangements. All locomotives are fitted with a Electric Train Heat supply and are one of the most reliable source of locomotive in the UK. The majority of our fleet are based at Crewe, Eastleigh or Bristol depending on requirements. We have been known to successfully provide locomotives within several hours of being notified.


Train Operating Companies requirements


Providing Charter Trains is not just everything, we also provide Train Operating Companies (TOC's) with either Mk2 coaching stock or locomotives. Over the last decade Riviera have have become the most experienced in providing train sets to TOC companies with customers including, Arriva Trains Wales, First Great Western, First Scotrail, Grand Central and Virgin Trains.


Simply looking for a day out?


If you're simply looking for a relaxing day out look no further...


Pathfinder Tours: http://www.pathfindertours.co.uk/
Torbay Express Ltd: http://www.torbayexpress.co.uk/


Riviera Trains provide dedicated rolling stock to these organisations.


Riviera Trains can provide almost anything including the ‘total package’ of locomotives and coaching stock, so what type of product or service could be you be interested in?


For further information please browse our website or contact us on: (+44) 0207 727 4036 or email us at

enquiries@riviera-trains.co.uk. We are here to support your requirements and look after your individual needs.


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