Timetable and prices for 2022

Our association proposes circulations involving train and boat on the rhine River. It works with a german Boatman company, the BFS in Breisach. 

There are two possibilities for the tourist to experience our train:

A/ either using the "combo": this is a combination consisting of a ride with our steamtrain + a ride on the Rhine River with the boat of the BFS. In this case, the visitor can board on the french side at the railway station of Volgelsheim. (GPS: N48.018863, E7.542983)

It is also possible for him to board on the german side using the landing stage of the BFS. (GPS: N48.026062, E7.579176) (more information below)

It is possible to buy tickets at the railway station of Volgelsheim on the circulation day as the station is opened early enough, but as the maximum number of tourists for this kind of circulation is limited by the boat capacity to 250 persons (This number can eventually be further reduced, depending on government decisions related to the COVID19), we kindly recommend to book them on-line by using the following website:

For more convenience please use the following QR Code:

 

 

Because of this issue, we also kindly tell our visitors that buying a ticket doesn't mean that a seat is available.

Should the capacity of the boat already be fully utilized, so our association is not allowed to accept further passengers for the combination. Consequently, if you do not book on-line, there is a risk that no places are available anymore!

To avoid this risk and also for the case when no tickets should be available on line anymore, we generally recommend to rather board at the landing stage of the BFS (GPS: N48.026062, E7.579176) because there are usually less tourists boarding on the german side.

If you opt for this solution, the visitor has to book the tickets online by using the BFS website.

B/ or using the "train-only" ticket. This implies that the visitor rides only with our train at a reduced price (50% off). As the capacity of the train is by far higher than the one of the boat, there is no risk not to enjoy a ride with us by buying such a "train only" circulation.

In this case, it's not possible to book tickets on-line and you'll mandatory have to board at the railway station of Volgelsheim (GPS: N48.018863, E7.542983) and to buy the tickets there, on the day of the circulation. Of course, such tickets can not be bought at the BFS, neither on line nor at there landing scape.

Important COVID 19 information: we kindly invite our dear visitors to take following conditions into account:

1. Tickets can't be sold from the tourist offices from Colmar & Neuf-Brisach.

2. Wearing a mask is not mandatory anymore.

       5. Visitor can access to the platform only if he has beforehand acquired his travel ticket.

 The CFTR organizes train circulations only on Week Ends (no circulation during the week), from Whitsun until the end of september and also on July the 14. and August the 15th (public hollidays in Alsace).

The table below summarizes the circulation dates.
Circulation days for 2022.

May

June

July

August

September

October


Mondayi
6

15
Thursday

14
Saturday



Sunday
8 - 15 (canceled) - 22 - 29
5 - 12 - 19 - 26
3 - 10 - 17  - 24 - 31
7 - 14 - 21 - 28
4 - 11 - 18 - 25

 


Circulations and corresponding timetable

There are 2 possibilities for the visitor when coming to our railway station in Volgelsheim: either to book the train+boat combination or the train-only circulation.

The train+boat combination consisting of:

The visit of the railway station of Volgelsheim (from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

The trip with our steamtrain from the railway station to our workshop

The visit of our collection at our workshop

The trip from our workshop to the pier called "Sans-Soucis" where the visitor boards the boat of our partner the BFS

The trip with the boat on the Rhine river

The disembarkation to a pier close to our workshop

The return trip with our steam train from our workshop to the railway station.

    Departure: 3 p.m. at Volgelsheim train station, ticket office closure at 2 p.m.55.

    End of the excursion: 5 p.m. 45 at Volgelsheim train station

The train-only circulation consisting of:

The visit of the railwaynstation of Volgelsheim (from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

The trip with our steamtrain from the railway station to our workshop

The visit of our collection at out workshop

The trip from our workshop to the pier called "Sans-Soucis"

The return trip with our steam train from the pier called "Sans-Soucis" to the railway station.

    Departure: 3 p.m. at Volgelsheim train station, ticket office closure at 2 p.m.55.

    End of the excursion: 4 p.m. 50 at Volgelsheim train station

Please pay attention to the following:

The maximum number of passengers is defined by the capacity of the boat. Should it be fully booked, so our association is not allowed to accept further passengers for the combination. This limited capacity of the boot is not a problem if the visitor books the circulation train-only as the train has a higher capacity.

In consequence, it is kindly recommended to come at approx. 2 p.m.15 and to reserve the ticket online for the combination using the following website:

If the visitor doesn't want to book on-line, we recommend to come to the railway station not later than 2 p.m.15.

N.B.: it's not possible to book the train-only circulation online.

N.B.2: the management has the right to modify the time schedule or to cancel the whole circulation depending on extraordinary circumstances. (flooding, assault or insufficient amount of visitors...)

Pricing per person

For the combo "train + boat":

    Adults:                           21
    Children (4 to 14):       10,5€

For the circulation "train only":

    Adults:                        10,5
    Children (4 to 14):  
           5€

Where to buy the tickets?
For the combo "train + boat":

It is possible to buy it at the station of Volgelsheim: office opens at 2 p.m..

But it is by far recommended to book online using our partner here:

For more convenience, please use the following QR code:

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For the circulation "train only":

It's not possible to book this circulation online. The visitor has to buy this ticket at the railway station on the day of the circulation.

How to pay?

When not buying on-line but at the railyway station on the day of the excursion, it is possible to pay in cash or with credit cards (VISA or Mastercard but no American Express).

Group reservation for regular circulation

Only the combo "train + boat" can be booked for a group. A group consist of a minimum of 20 individuals.

Pricing for the combination is the following:

- For each adult:                         20€

- For each child (4-14):               10€

Please announce children younger than 4, thank you!

To be valid, the reservation must take place 4 weeks ahead of time and must be written. However, no deposit is required.

Please send in every case an email to cftr@evolutive.org Thank you very much!

Special train reservation (only on demand)
It is possible to organize special circulation only with the train for familiar events (marriage, birthdays, etc). The train is reserved for the customer and no other people with exception of the volunteers is allowed to board.

Beware: these circulations can only take place on the morning of a normal circulation day or on a saturday when no other circulation is scheduled.

Pricing and conditions are the following:

- steamtrain only: flatrate for 100 persons: 1050€.  Every additional visitor: 10€

- steamtrain + boat: flatrate for 100 persons: 2100€. Every additional visitor: 20€

To book this train, it is mandatory to email us at least 4 weeks before the event to make sure it is possible for us to organize the train. Final booking needs the written form.

Please send in every case an email to cftr@evolutive.org Thank you very much!

Other informations

- Pets are tolerated in the train.

- In the middle of the train, fresh beverages and souvenirs are offered in our Buffet car.

- Children must be accompanied and are under the full responsibility of their parents.

- It is not possible for us to welcome tourists with reduced mobility.


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