The Byron World First Solar Train is open to all, warmly welcoming the local community and travellers to ride.
A return service is provided 364 days a year, excluding Christmas Day, on the immaculately restored 1949 era two carriage heritage train. All thanks to a 4.6 billion year old power source. The three kilometre coastal track links the Byron Town Centre with the burgeoning North Beach precinct and Byron Arts Estate. The journey takes ten minutes one way or 25 return from North Beach Station.
Relax on vintage lounge seats in the first class carriage or chat to fellow passengers in coach class as you pass through littoral rainforest, endangered coastal wetlands and over the stunning tea tree Belongil Creek, part of Cape Byron Marine Park.
The train has capacity for 92 seated passengers, additional standing passengers and luggage room for bikes, prams and surfboards, carried free of charge. This is net carbon positive travel, Byron style.
Adult $5 one way, $10 return
Child 6 – 13 years $3 one way, $6 return
Child 0 – 5 years free
Adult 10 trip saver $40
“Ride in Style” package $30
(Return adult train ticket and lunch the North Byron Hotel)
Engineering Excellence Award 2018 Engineers Association Australia National Awards
Rail Sustainability Award 2018 Australasian Rail Association
Good Design Award Gold Winner 2018 Good Design Awards, Product Design Category
Good Design Award Winner 2018 Good Design Awards, Engineering Category
Judges Honorable Mention 2018 Clean Energy Council Solar Design and Installation Awards
Byron Solar Train is a not for profit company and are also an accredited heritage rail operator.
North Beach Station – Home to the Byron Solar Train, North Beach Station is on Bayshore Drive.
Byron Beach Station – At the Shirley Street level crossing in Byron Bay township between the First Sun Caravan Park and Simmos Caltex Service Station.