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Currently the train departs from Spontin Station and runs to Ciney. There is currently no access to the train at Ciney due to renovations. The train then returns to Spontin before travelling onto the current end of the line at Bauche. The train then returns to Spontin with an overall journey time of 1½ hours for the round trip.

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The 4506 is back again !

After several years of absence and a maintenance-repair of its engines, the railcar 4506 is back on the rails of the Chemin de Fer du Bocq. For several months, the 4506 railcar (more information on the 4506 railcar) had been the object of all the attention of volunteers in the Saint Ghislain workshops; these various…

Hollywood on the Bocq

Ce lundi 11 juillet, l’espace d’un moment, le Chemin de Fer du Bocq s’est transformé en « Hollywood on the Bocq ». Nous avons en effet eu le plaisir d’accueillir l’équipe du film « Toto se met au vert » ( et notamment une des vedettes du film ( Anne Marivin – pour un tournage dans notre voiture couchettes…

Travaux d’inter-saison pour permettre la connexion à Ciney

Nous vous l’annoncions début juillet : la connexion entre Spontin et Ciney par le Chemin de Fer du Bocq est rouverte ! Cette re-connexion ne fut possible que grâce à deux importants chantiers qui se sont déroulés durant l’inter-saison entre Braibant et Ciney, au niveau de la ligne ferroviaire touristique. Le premier a vu le remplacement des…

Discover the Bocq Valley aboard an old-fashioned train

The Travellers’ Choice award recognises a selection of accommodation, attractions and restaurants that consistently demonstrate excellence in hospitality and are listed in the top 10 on TripAdvisor.

We have achieved this distinction,
– It is thanks to you, the tourists, the day-trippers, the train enthusiasts, THANK YOU!
– It is thanks to you, the volunteers of the association who, every day, do everything possible to welcome our visitors, THANK YOU!

We will continue to improve to welcome you even better!

Come aboard an authentic panoramic railcar from the 1950s for a guided ride through the Bocq valley, or join one of our special events such as a gastronomic meal served on board the train or a meeting with Saint-Nicolas and many others. Departing from Spontin station, the journey of about 1h30 will first take you to Ciney (no access at present) before returning to Spontin and pursuing to Bauche, the present end of the line. From Bauche, the train returns to Spontin, the end of the journey. Our four-legged friends are welcome aboard.

Are you a group or a company? Whether you are 30 or 300, we have also solutions for you, whether it be a birthday, a staff party, an incentive, a private photo safari or any other event… Visit our page “Groups and private events” or contact us: [email protected] – Are you a photographer or film producer? Our scenic railway line and our historic material can be made available to you for your films or photos. Please contact us: [email protected].

The #1 Thing to Do in Spontin, Belgium

"Really nice place"

Really nice place for train aficionados and kids. They have some special events like lunch on rails, and Saint Nicolas party. Really a work of passion by a nice team.

– David A., Google Reviews
"Delicious meal"

We were very happy to attend to this first experience to enjoy delicious meal in this train. We appreciate very much the organisation of this event and the kindness of all the volunteers. It also was very interesting to receive all the informations about this railway line by competent persons. Nice to attend to the future experiences.

– Daniel D., Tripadvisor
"Passionate with what they do"

I think the greatest thing in the whole experience was to meet people passionate with what they do, trying to communicate to you everything they can. Kind, helpful, with humor, a bit from the "past"; please keep it that way!

– Yiannis P., Google Reviews
"Very friendly people"

Super activity! Very enthusiastic volunteers at work. By buying a ticket for the train you immediately support our heritage. Very friendly people, explanations in French and in Dutch. The possibility to have a drink in the old station before or after your trip.

– Rosanne L., Google Reviews
"Glorious day out in Bocq"

A super day out, friendly staff, and a beautiful train ride through some stunning scenery. €14 for all day is a bargain. Nice air conditioned bar car on train with selection of beers.

– pauljayLondon, TripAdvisor (Aug 2022)